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Noorani faces another attack: this time on character

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani has been targeted again within five days. While he was physically attacked late Friday that left him with serious head injuries, the latest attempt made on Tuesday was aimed at his character to damage his reputation. Although, attackers of the first incident still remain unknown, the ones who maligned him through defamatory […]


Journalist body wants govt to arrest Noorani’s attackers in three days

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The Karachi Union of Journalists-Dastoor (KUJ-D) has warned the federal government of large-scale protests if the culprits involved in the attack on senior journalist and The News International staffer Ahmad Noorani were not arrested within three days. At a protest demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday, the KUJ-D and representatives of other […]


Demos slate attack on The News reporter Noorani

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LAHORE: Journalists, political workers and civil society activists staged demonstrations against an attack on The News senior reporter Ahmed Noorani in various cities on Sunday. They demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. The Life Members Forum (LMF) of the Lahore Press Club set up a protest camp. Addressing the gathering, LMF Chairman Imtiaz Rashid, Allama […]


Attack on journalist

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THE open season on journalists shows no sign of abating. And why should it, when there is no semblance of a credible investigation against the perpetrators, and when a supine government has surrendered its duty to protect the fourth estate? On Thursday evening, Ahmed Noorani, a senior journalist at The News, fell victim to a […]


Govt urged to protect rights, ensure freedom of expression

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Civil society groups on Friday expressed concern over the spate of attacks on journalists and ever-increasing restrictions on social media and urged the government to ensure freedom of expression – a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan. The Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) held a meeting on Friday at the […]


APNS urges govt to restore newspaper distribution in Balochistan

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has called upon the federal government to take steps for rehabilitation of the newspaper distribution network in Balochistan. According to a press release, the executive committee of the APNS, at a meeting on Thursday, expressed concern over the breakdown of the network after militant organisations threatened hawkers with dire […]


Outrage as journalist beaten up in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Noorani, a journalist who works for The News, was admitted to hospital after six people on motorbikes chased his car, intercepted it, dragged him out of the vehicle and beat him up roundly here on Thursday. A large number of political figures, belonging to almost all the major parties, termed the attack a […]


Threats to journalists

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AFTER a brief period of comparative calm, recent events have served as a reminder of the mortal dangers that journalists in Pakistan face. On Sunday morning in Haripur, Bakhshish Ilahi, the bureau chief of an Urdu newspaper, was gunned down while on his way to work. Journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have demanded that the provincial […]


Pakistan’s Publishers body condemns cancellation of publishing licenses of two newspapers the capital city

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The administration of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, cancelled the publication licenses or ‘declarations’ of Urdu the dailies “Sahafat” and “Dopahr” on October 20, 2017. Khushnood Ali Khan, editor in chief of both newspapers, said the order was given when he submitted a request to upgrade his printing press and to change the printers.  When he […]


Pakistan: Investigative Journalist Injured in Attack

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On October 27, 2017, Ahmad Noorani, an investigative journalist of the English-language daily “The News International” was assaulted by unidentified men in broad daylight at the busy intersection of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Noorani’s car was intercepted by six assailants riding on three motorbikes.  They severely beat up Noorani and his driver with […]


Journalists safety bill to be put up before cabinet soon: minister

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ISLAMABAD: After facing criticism from the National Assembly body concerned, the state minister for information said on Wednesday that the bill for security, safety and protection of journalists would be presented before the cabinet soon. The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting had expressed concern over the ministry’s performance and Pir Muhammad Aslam […]


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 […]