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Pakistani journalist working for Iranian news agency attacked

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ISLAMABAD: A 25-year-old journalist — Zeshan Ali, who works for the Iranian news agency IRNA — was injured after being tortured by two armed men here on Thursday. Muhammad Raza Monafi, IRNA’s bureau chief in Islamabad, told Dawn that Mr Ali after covering usual events of Ramazan in Sector G-9 was returning to the agency’s […]


Access to information bill unanimously approved by Senate committee

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ISLAMABAD: ‘The Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017’ was unanimously approved by the Senate Standing Committee on Information on Monday, within weeks of being presented in the upper house. The bill grants citizens the right to have access to all information held by public bodies subject to ‘reasonable restrictions’. The bill was introduced in […]


Slain journalist Saleem Shahzad’s family lost the hope for Justice

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KARACHI, May 30: “We have no hope and faith on police and government as they are not serious in providing justice as no progress has been made in the case in fact “they” neglected the commission’s recommendations” says Anita, widow of slain journalist Saleem Shahzad. On May 29, 2011, Shahzad was picked up from federal […]


مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کا خاندان انصاف سے ناامید

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کراچی، 30 مئی: مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کی بیوہ انیتا نے کہا ہے کہ “ہمیں پولیس اور حکومت سے کوئی امید ہے،  نہ ہی ان پر بھروسہ کیونکہ وہ انصاف کی فراہمی میں بالکل دلچسپی نہیں رکھتے اور نہ ہی مقدمے میں کوئی پیش رفت کی گئی ہے بلکہ درحقیقت “انہوں” نے کمیشن کی تجاویز […]


Amir Khan granted bail in four media house attack cases

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MQM-P leader denies his party has connections with London An anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted bail to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amir Khan against Rs50,000 in each of the four media house attack cases. Khan, senior deputy convener of the party, and MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar have already obtained protective bail in several such […]


PPF raise voices to end Press freedom violations

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the killings of media workers including journalist, ill treatment with a journalist, violation of media rights and freedom of expression in Afghanistan, Mexico, Egypt, Malaysia and Ukraine. On May 24, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, expressed serious […]


PPF condemns the murderous terrorist attack on Afghan TV station  

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  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, expressed serious concern over the killing of four media workers in the terrorist attack on the National Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) Afghan state Television station in Jalal Abad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his […]


PPF seeks justice for slain Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, is alarmed over the killing of Javier Valdez Cárdenas on May 15, in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Mexico, to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring to justice, the perpetrators […]


PPF seeks justice for Malaysian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak expressed serious concern that the trial of Malaysiakini Chief Executive Officer, PremeshChandran on May 15 over the airing of an allegedly ‘offensive’ video on KiniTV website. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Malaysian government demanded to immediately […]


PPF concerned over ill treatment of detained journalist in Egypt

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the denial of visitation to journalist Badr Mohamed Badr in Tora Prison, by his lawyer and family even for medical treatment. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government to respect the rights of Badr to meet […]


Geo reporter beaten up by CDA official, guards

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ISLAMABAD: An official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) along with security guards attacked a team of Geo News channel on Friday and beat up senior reporter Ayaz Akbar Yousafzai here at the National Cricket Ground F-7. “I was pushed many times, beaten up by Chaudhry Shahzad, two other persons namely Abid Kiani, his son […]


IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated information on journalists killing to UNESCO

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KARACHI: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017 request that has sought information on the status of judicial inquiries into the killings of 55 journalists in Pakistan from 2006 to 2016. In a letter, Game also asked the Prime […]


Nawa-i-Waqt staffer shot dead

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LAHORE – A staffer of daily Nawa-i-Waqt was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen at his Dera in Manawan police limits on Wednesday afternoon. The body was shifted to the morgue for autopsy. The deceased was identified by police as 35-year-old Amir Shakeel, a designer at Nawa-i-Waqt and resident of Eden Society. Police investigators said […]


Balochistan: Slain journalist Gul’s family awaiting justice since five years

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KARACHI, May 18: No progress is still seen in the murder case of slain journalist Razzaq Gul, a district correspondent of Express News TV channel from Turbat, Balochistan province of Pakistan, as the police have badly failed to apprehend any assailant despite lapse of five years. According to Turbat police, Gul’s murder case has been […]