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Attack on journalists: Senate calls for punishing the culprits

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning attack on journalists associated with certain media groups during former premier Nawaz Sharif’s rally on Wednesday. The PPP also submitted a calling-attention notice in the National Assembly Secretariat to discuss the incident. Journalists of ARY News, BOL News, 92 News and Samaa News were attacked when Nawaz Sharif’s rally […]


Journalist remanded for ‘beating up’ policeman

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HYDERABAD: An antiterrorism court on Tuesday remanded a journalist and president of the Sehwan Press Club in judicial custody for 14 days under the Antiterrorism Act for allegedly beating a policeman in the command and control room of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz’s shrine on Monday. The Sehwan police registered an FIR (No. 119/17) on Monday night […]


Journalists angry as no FIR against FIA officials

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists protested that an FIR has not yet been registered against Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials accused of manhandling journalists, in response to a call to protest by the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC). FIA officials on July 21 manhandled Channel 24 reporters Saba Bajeer and Irfan Malik, […]


Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospital

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Two reporters from Channel 24 and DawnNewswere manhandled and illegally detained by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officers and family members of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafarul Haq Hijazi on Friday. The incident took place at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), where FIA officials had brought Hijazi for a medical check-up following the dismissal of […]


NA committee for early enactment of journalists’ protection bill

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday discussed “the Protection of Journalists Bill, 2014”. Members of the committee were of the view that media personnel and members of their families were vulnerable to acts of violence. Therefore, measures from the state for their safety and welfare were imperative. […]


Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew Redding

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The State of Pakistan was reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee this week in Geneva. In preparation for the examination, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) together with IFEX, the global network defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression and information, and RIDH, the International Network of Human Rights, submitted an alternative report in advance […]


‘Journalists’ protection in Pakistan weakens’

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ISLAMABAD: Although globally casualties of journalists have been reduced, yet in Pakistan’s case, the situation has deteriorated from sixth to fourth most dangerous county of the world for journalists, the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) that fights for the protection of journalists round the globe has said. Besides, there are also plenty of reported and […]


Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’

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KARACHI: Former senator Jawaid Jabbar said on Thursday that the current turmoil between the Gulf states would escalate the political crisis in the region. He was speaking to roundtable dialogue on “Dynamics of the Middle East crisis” at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. Jabbar said that Saudia Arabia has made disproportionate investment in its […]


PPF concerned over the detention of Somali Journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia to expressed serious concern over the arrest of journalist Omar Ali Hassan after returning from Mogadishu on July 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali demanded immediate and unconditional release of Hassan and also urged Somali government must respect journalist’s […]


Missing journalist appears after being dropped near airport

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KARACHI: After almost 20 hours of forced detention, captors released on Monday the journalist who had been whisked away on Saturday night. Abdullah Zafar, a staff reporter at The Nation, was taken away during an overnight raid at his house in Lawyers Society, Scheme 33 in the Sacchal area of Karachi. He was then shifted […]


English daily’s reporter missing after overnight raid at his home

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KARACHI : The whereabouts of a journalist associated with a national daily are unknown after he was allegedly picked up by “plainclothes security personnel” in the early hours of Sunday. According to his family, Abdullah Zafar, a staff reporter at The Nation, was taken away in an overnight raid at their house in Lawyers Society, […]


Journalist granted bail on posting critical comments on Facebook

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Karachi July 6: On July 5, Zafar Achakzai, a journalist of daily “Qudrat” Quetta-based Urdu newspaper, granted bail against Rs80, 000 after six days of remand by court in Quetta, Balochistan a province of Pakistan. On June 29 Achakzai was booked by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) under Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016, for […]


PPF raises concern over the killing and free expression violations

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the brutal murder, conviction and detention of journalists and blogger in Mexico, Vietnam and Myanmar. On July 4, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico is alarmed at the brutal murder of journalist Salvador Adame; whose burnt body was […]


PPF condemns the detention of three  Burmese journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to Htin Kyaw President of the Republic of Myanmar to express its concern over the detention of three journalists in Northern Myanmar on June 26 2017. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in a letter called for the immediate release of Aye, Pyae and Zaw and withdraws […]