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Pakistan: Journalist picked up by paramilitary forces without warrant for critical posts on Facebook

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On June 25, Zafar Achakzai, a journalist working for Daily “Qudrat”, was abducted by men in plain clothes from his home in Quetta the capital of Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan.  Achakzai’s whereabouts remain unknown though local journalists believe he was  picked up by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. According to local journalists Achakzai was picked up for the comments he […]


Case against 39 UAF employees for torture of journalists

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FAISALABAD: The Civil Lines police on Thursday night registered a case against 39 University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) officials including director student affairs, security head, principal officer public relations, security officer and guards for torturing journalists a few days ago. The name of UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed is not part of the FIR as […]


Journalists demand action against security guards

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FAISALABAD: Journalists Wednesday took out a protest rally against the excesses of University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s security guards who beat TV channel cameramen and reporters a day before. The journalists from electronic and print media on Thursday were taking photographs of a protest launched by six rusticated students in front of the University of Agriculture. […]


Violence against journalists

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In a society where a culture of violence and machismo seems to have become entrenched, journalists whose job it is to report on events and developments both positive and otherwise can often find themselves in a difficult situation. This was again illustrated by a couple of incidents that transpired earlier this week. At the University of […]


PFUJ rejects govt’s proposed draft of Journalists Protection Bill 2017

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) out rightly rejected the proposed final draft of the journalists Protection and Welfare Bill, 2017 as neither it provided protection framework for journalists nor any punishment for those involved in killing of journalists. “This is a sham bill aimed at befooling the journalist community as well as […]


No case in attack on journalists

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FAISALABAD: An application has been submitted with the Civil Lines police for registration of a case against the vice chancellor, security head, principle officer public relations and the security guards of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in the case of attack on journalists. Yousaf Cheema, a reporter for Saama TV, submitted the application on Tuesday […]


PPF condemned the assault on Nigerian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria expressed concern over the Charles Otu, a correspondent of the Guardian newspaper, who was badly, assaulted by the armed men allegedly, political thugs at Vanco Junction in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on June 3. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali condemned […]


Pakistan: Media personnel beaten to prevent coverage of student protest

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Seventeen media workers were assaulted and their equipment seized by the private guards of Agriculture University Faisalabad, while they tried to cover the incident of expelled students, who were not being allowed to enter the varsity premises. The incident took place on June 20 in Faisalabad city in the Punjab province Pakistan. Those who were […]


Attack on media won’t be tolerated: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has condemned the attack on a DSNG van of a private news channel in Faisalabad on Tuesday. In a statement, she said no restriction can be imposed on Media in the country and the democratic government firmly believes in freedom of expression. She said attacks on Media […]


Ministry asked to take steps for protecting journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has directed the ministry to take measures to protect journalists and their families without dilly-dallying. The committee while discussing ‘The Protection of Journalists Bill, 2014’ directed the Information and Broadcasting Division to complete consultation with all the stakeholders including media organisations without further […]


Seminary students ‘assault’ TV channel team for drinking water

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ISLAMABAD: Students of the Madressah Haqqania beat up Din News employees, broke their camera and also threw stones at their DSNG on Tuesday. Members of the team from Din News say the madressah management was involved in electricity theft and that they were beaten by the students because they were reporting on this. The madressah […]


Varsity guards beat up journalists

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FAISALABAD: Eight journalists were attacked and beaten up by University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s guards outside the varsity’s premises on Tuesday. While UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed has not taken any immediate action, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah promised a strict action as well as registration of a case against the varsity’s guards. Recently, the […]


Journalists under fire from many sides

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HARIPUR: Bakhsheesh Elahi was waiting for the morning bus when a lone gunman on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and shot him dead. Rana Tanveer had just taken his family to safety after radical Islamists spray-painted death threats on his door, when a car smashed into his motorcycle and sped away. Taha Siddiqui answered […]


Crimes against women, children on the rise

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LAHORE – Mostly women and children are being targeted by different types of criminals on social media websites and the authorities have failed to provide any relief to the victims so far. The cases in courts show that very few women approach appropriate forums for redressal of their grievances, including blackmailing and harassment on Facebook. […]