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Police register FIR of journalist’s murder

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Hyderabad: As the Hyderabad Police remains clueless about the murderer and cause of murder of journalist Ilyas Warsi, an FIR has been lodged at Cantt Police Station nominating an unidentified suspect. The case was lodged on Sunday evening on the complaint of Warsi’s brother, Abdul Ghani. The complainant stated that when he, along with two other […]


Social media activist killed in Islamabad

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Islamabad: Social media activist and blogger Muhammad Bilal Khan was killed by unidentified assailants in Islamabad late Sunday night. Khan was stabbed in the capital’s G-9/4 area and was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. According to police, the assailants called Khan to meet them after which they attacked and subsequently killed […]


Journalist found murdered in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: A journalist was found dead in his flat within the jurisdiction of the Cantonment police station on Saturday. Ilyas Warsi was associated with the daily Kawish. He appeared to have been hit with some blunt object on the head. He was in his mid 50s. His son Hasnain informed the press club manager that his […]


Family accuses police of illegally detaining reporter

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Local daily Urdu newspaper reporter Asad Ali has been missing since late on Wednesday evening when, according to the family, a mobile of the Bahadurabad police station came to their house in Malir and took him away with them. The family claims that Ali was reporting against the narcotics mafia operating in the city and […]


Journalist gets bail in illicit weapon case

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday granted bail to a journalist in a case pertaining to alleged possession of an illicit weapon. Police had arrested Syed Matloob Hussain Mosavi, a reporter working for daily Jang in Karachi, on March 30. But the reporter alleged that he had been “taken away by unknown men” from his […]


Two SHOs suspended for storming journalist’s house

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Rawalpindi-The City Police Officer Faisal Rana placed two station house officers under suspension for storming into house of a journalist, taking hostage his family, threatening and humiliating them at gunpoint, said sources on Monday. The suspended police officers have been identified as Sub Inspector (SI) Ahsan Kiyani (SHO Police Station Banni) and SI Anwaar Ul […]


GE announces scholarship award winner from Pakistan

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Islamabad: The GE (NYSE: GE) Renewable Energy – Hydro Solutions announced the scholarship award winner from Pakistan. Hissam Karim, who is a student of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) obtained a fully funded ‘Master in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering’ at the prestigious Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) in Grenoble, France. The ceremony […]


Nine cinema halls demolished in Sialkot

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SIALKOT – As many as nine popular cinema halls have been demolished in various parts of Sialkot City during the last few years due to prolonged financial crisis, lowering number of cine-goers, and unbearable burden of taxation by the government. The cinemas in Sialkot City whose buildings have been demolished by their owners to avert […]


PPI staffer’s son goes missing

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Karachi: Almost a week has passed since Muhammad Shafaat, 25, son of a journalist went missing. An FIR has been registered at Sachal Police Station but there is still no clue about his whereabouts. Shafaat, who is the son of PPI News Agency Karachi Editor Shafqat Ali Soomro, left his house in Sachal Goth, Suparco Road […]


Journalist among five held for ‘sectarian killings’ in Karachi

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KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested five persons, including a reporter of a daily Urdu-language newspaper, for their alleged involvement in sectarian killings. DIG-East Amir Farooqi identified the held persons as Syed Matloob Hussain, a reporter of Daily Jang, Syed Imran Haider Zaidi, Waqar Raza, Mohammad Abbas and Syed Mohtasham at a press conference […]


Pakistan Army hands over possession of Bajaur Press Club

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KHAR: As a gesture of goodwill towards the media, an army officer representing the security forces in Bajaur district handed over the possession of the building of the Bajour Press Club to its acting president Irfanullah. In a statement issued from the office of the acting President Irfanullah  Ullah it was said that Major  Raheel of […]


Sukkur Press Club building sealed ahead of demolition

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SUKKUR: Municipal Commis­sioner Pir Wahid Bux along with assistant commissioner (city) and anti-encroachment staff on Friday served an eviction order to the office-bearers of the Sukkur Press Club and sealed off the building, which is to be demolished in pursuance of a Sindh High Court order pertaining to the removal of encroachments from all amenity […]


APNS hails appointment of Firdous Awan

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President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Saturday welcomed the appointment of Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan as Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan and hoped that during her tenure in office, the cordial relations between the federal government and All Pakistan Newspapers Society will […]


‘Journalism is all about trust’

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KARACHI: Good journalism matters. It’s all about trust. If everything is in order then you can lead your reader to a huge amount of information. To be a journalist is an important, responsible and complicated job. Think before you become one because it’s a privilege to have access to cases that others don’t. This was […]