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Press freedom situation in Balochistan extremely bad: CPNE

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QUETTA: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has declared the situation regarding press freedom in Balochistan as extremely bad and contrary to democratic standards. According to a press release issued by the CPNE here on Tuesday, the overall situation regarding press freedom in the province was reviewed at a meeting of CPNE’s standing committee in […]


Govt to monitor social media, says interior minister

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ISLAMABAD: Amid growing concerns over the alleged disappearanceof a number of social media activists linked to the ruling party, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday announced plans to formulate a framework to monitor social media in order to prevent it from being used as a tool to malign national institutions and spread anarchy or extremism in […]


RIUJ condemns social media campaign against journalist Talat Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has expressed strong reaction to a campaign on the social media to malign a senior journalist and anchorperson Syed Talat Hussain, says a press release on Monday. An important meeting of elected members of the RIUJ was held to condemn this drive. The meeting was presided over by RIUJ […]


Journalist Shahzadi recovered from border area

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Lahore – Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi, who went missing in Lahore in August 2015, was found by security forces on Wednesday night, BBC reported on Friday. Before her abduction, the 25-year-old journalist had been working on the disappearance of an Indian citizen, Hamid Ansari, who was reported traceless in Pakistan since November 2012. The head of the missing […]


‘Missing’ journalist Zeenat Shahzadi recovered after more than 2 years

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Zeenat Shahzadi, the journalist who went missing in Lahore in 2015, has been recovered by security forces, officials said on Friday. Retired Justice Javed Iqbal, head of the missing persons commission, confirmed Shahzadi’s return while speaking to BBC Urdu. She was recovered on Wednesday night from near the Pak-Afghan border, Iqbal said. The newly appointed National Accountability Bureau […]


Separatist groups give dire threats and ultimatum to journalists and media groups

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Mureed Baloch, spokesperson of the outlawed separatist United Baloch Army (UBA) said Pakistani newspapers were an extension of the “Anti Baloch” policies of the state of Pakistan and gave an ultimatum that unless this changed by October 24, they will take severe action.  He warned journalists to stay away from newspaper offices and press clubs […]


PTV attack case: ATC issues arrest warrants for Imran, Qadri

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ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri in a case regarding the attack on PTV building and torture of the-then Senior Superintendent of Police, Islamabad, Asmatullah Junejo, during their sit-ins in 2014. The court also […]


Three journalists held, released in Pakistan

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Three journalists from Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province went missing under mysterious circumstances on Oct 15 and were released the next day on October 16. Journalist Shahnawaz Tarakzai of Prague-based Mashaal Radio, a project of Radio Free Europe, was forcibly taken by men in plainclothes from the Shabqadar Media Center in Charsadda, KP, on […]


CPNE, APNS urged to help protect journalists

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QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has urged the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to play their role in protecting journalists threatened by militant groups. Speaking to protesting journalists on Saturday, BUJ president Khalil Ahmed and Quetta Press Club president Raza-ur-Rehman condemned the killing in Swabi […]


Journalist’s killing: Taliban claim contrary to FIR contents

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SWABI: While an FIR lodged by a brother of Haroon Khan — a journalist who was shot dead near his home on Thursday night — said his two nephews were involved in his murder, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for his killing. In a statement, the militant group said Haroon, who worked for print as […]


Nephews booked for journalist’s murder

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SWABI – The murder mystery of a Swabi-based journalist was resolved on Friday when the victim’s brother approached the police and registered a case against his two nephews. Haroon Khan was shot dead outside his house on Thursday when he was returning home at around 9pm. The murder incident adopted two different aspects when the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban […]


Marriyum condemns murder of journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday strongly condemned the murder of a senior journalist Haroon Khan in Swabi. She expressed her heartfelt sympathies and condolence for the bereaved family and prayed for elevation of the ranks of the departed soul. She urged the KP government to arrest […]


Journalists’ safety bill will soon be discussed by cabinet body: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Briefing the Senate committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on different issues related to media, the Minister of State Marriyum Aurangzeb said the first draft of the Bill for safety, security and protection of journalists, prepared in consultation with all the stakeholders including All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS), Council of Newspapers Editors (CPNE), […]


Media houses, workers in Balochistan: APNS voices concern over threats by outlawed organizations

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The APNS expressed its grave concern on the threats and ultimatum issued by outlawed organizations to media houses and media workers operating in Balochistan and termed these threats as harassment and attack on press freedom in the country. Sarmad Ali, President and Umer Mujib Shami, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society have stated […]