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2 terrorists linked with Pearl killing arrested

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MANSEHRA  –   Two Pakistan Taliban terrorists have been arrested for their involvement in the kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl and several terror-related activities in the country, officials said on Friday. The Counter-Terrorism Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra district said they are the most dreaded terrorists of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Daniel Pearl, […]


PPF condemns law suit against radio talk show host

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the law suit against radio talk show host, Henry Costa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has condemned the action taken against the journalist and Roots FM and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this matter […]


Govt striving to resolve media issues: Samsam

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LAHORE: Punjab Information and Culture Minister Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari said Thursday the government was making all-out efforts to solve the problems of the journalist community. He was chairing a departmental meeting at the office of DGPR Punjab here on Thursday. Secretary Information Momin Agha, DGPR Punjab Dr. Muhammad Aslam Dogar and others attended the […]


Define ‘reasonable curbs’, says Babar

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Secretary General Farhatullah Babar said Thursday the freedom of expression was being increasingly curbed. He was speaking said at a discussion — Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists — organised by the National Commission on Human Rights here at a local hotel on Thursday. Babar said the Article […]


Journo, brother injured in armed attack

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MIRPURKHAS : A local journalist and his brother were seriously injured in an attack by suspects in Baloch Para of Lalchandabad here the other day. According to police, local journalist Fahad Malik and his younger brother Abdul Wahab Malik were at their house when suspect Sarwar Awan and his two sons including Azeem Sarwar Awan […]


Journalist’s bail extended by one week

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KARACHI: A district court on Wednesday extended by one week an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about institutions of the state. The Federal Investigation Agency had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (punishment for […]


RSF slams move to charge reporter with ‘cyber-terrorism’

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KARACHI: A global media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on Tuesday slammed attempts to “intimidate Pakistan’s journalists” and said a reporter critical of army and intelligence services was being prosecuted for “cyber-terrorism”. The global watchdog said Shahzeb Jillani, who worked for Dunya News and had also worked for BBCand Deutsche Welle in the past, was currently facing charges under a controversial electronic […]


PPF condemns attack on office of local media organization in Harare

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the attack on office of 263 Chat, Harare based local media organization. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attack on the reporter and office of 263 Chat and urged the authorities to […]


Alleged defamation of state institutions: Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s bail extended by 2 days

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A sessions court in Karachi on Monday extended by two days the interim pre-arrest bail granted to journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and defamatory remarks regarding the state institutions. Last week, the court had granted an interim bail before arrest to the journalist in a […]


HRCP concerned over action against journalist, HR activist

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Lahore: Following attempts to malign academic Dr Arfana Mallah and the FIR lodged against journalist Shahzeb Jillani, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its alarm at ‘the frequency with which human rights defenders and journalists are made the subject of propaganda amounting to incitement.’ In a statement issued today, HRCP has said […]


Media muzzled

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Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) is just an addition to the already existing laws that are often used against the media and journalists; laws that allow the government of the day and the state to resort to newer tactics of censorship without having to use muscle power. To this day, no one knows […]


Ex-servicemen body supports Pemra’s restrictions

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) has supported the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) decision to impose restrictions on TV channels over inviting retired military officers to their talk shows and other programmes as defence analysts. A statement issued by the PESS on Sunday said that the society distanced itself from a decision taken […]


IFJ concerned over forced disappearance of journalist Matloob Hussain

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KARACHI: International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed serious concern over the forced disappearance of reporter of Daily Jang Karachi Syed Matloob Hussain Mosvi. Spokesman of IFJ has demanded instant investigation and safe recovery of Matloob Hussain Mosvi. While reviewing the reports of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) the spokesman said that there is continuous […]


Call for prompt recovery of journalist

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KARACHI: Dozens of journalists gathered outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday and staged protest demonstration against “enforced disappearance” of a young reporter associated with Daily Jang last week. The demonstration organised by the joint action committee — an umbrella body representing KPC and factions of Karachi Union of Journalists — demanded the government safely […]