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Punjab Government Unveils New Initiatives to Support Journalists in Murree

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Punjab Information and Culture Minister Azma Bokhari, on July 8, announced a series of targeted initiatives aimed specifically at supporting the journalistic community in Murree. Key among the new initiatives is the construction of housing for journalists. The government plans to build flats and establish a dedicated housing society for registered journalists in Murree. To facilitate this, […]


Sindh Govt Suspends Mirpur Mathelo Municipal Chairman Over Gadani’s Murder Case

Shahbaz Ahmed Khan Loond, the municipal chairman of Mirpur Mathelo, has been suspended by the Sindh government following his implication in the murder of journalist Nasrullah Gadani. Gadani was attacked by armed men on May 21 and succumbed to his injuries four days later. Earlier, Gadani’s mother, Pathani Gadani, and two other eyewitnesses asserted that Khalid Ahmad Loond, a Member of […]


Khyber Community Honors Slain Journalist Khalil Jibran with Poetry and Calls for Peace

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On July 8,  a poetry recitation session was held in Khyber to honor the literary contributions of the late tribal journalist Khalil Jibran. The gathering, held near Jibran’s home, saw participation from local poets, writers, and civil society members who condemned his murder and called for an end to violence in the region. Jibran, known […]


Meta Hosts Digital Transformation Workshop for Government Partners

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On July 5, Meta conducted a significant digital transformation workshop aimed at enhancing the digital capabilities of government partners in Pakistan. The event, hosted at the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, drew the participation of key government officials including Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Secretary IT Captain (Retd) Muhammad […]


Journalists and Activists Demand Justice for Nasrullah Gadani in Karachi Protest

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On July 3, a significant number of journalists, rights activists, and members of civil society marched from the Karachi Press Club to the Chief Minister House, demanding the arrest of the killers of journalist Nasrullah Gadani. Nasrullah Gadani, who was critically injured in a targeted attack in Mirpur Mathelo in an armed attack on May 21, succumbed […]


Family of Murdered Journalist Khalil Jibran Urgently Seeks Relocation

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On July 3, the family members of slain journalist Khalil Jibran urgently requested relocation to a safer area following an arson attack on their commercial building in Landi Kotal’s Sultan Khel area. The attack occurred on June 30 night when unidentified individuals set fire to a snooker club adjacent to their home, further endangering the […]


Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Voices Concerns for Suppressing Press Freedom in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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On July 1, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari voiced serious concerns regarding the diminishing space for independent journalism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Bilawal reaffirmed the PPP’s commitment to press freedom and emphasized the need for journalists to operate in a safe environment. He urged the provincial Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to take […]


Activists, Experts Demand Repeal of Punjab Defamation Act, Call for Protection of Digital Rights in Pakistan

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On June 28, Civil rights activists, journalists, and digital rights experts in Pakistan called for repealing the Punjab Defamation Act and constitutional recognition of digital rights, citing concerns over receding civic spaces and democratic values in the country. They spoke at a national roundtable organized by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). HRCP council […]


Judicial Inquiry Demanded for Murder of Journalist Khalil Jibran

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Jamaat-e-Islami leader and former senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan called for a judicial inquiry into the murder of senior journalist Khalil Jibran. During a press interaction in Landi Kotal, on June 30, Khan stressed the state’s duty to ensure the safety of its citizens, emphasizing that the protection of journalists was paramount. He highlighted the Constitutional guarantees under Article […]


Bahawalpur Press Club Inks Scholarship Deal with Superior College

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On June 26, Bahawalpur Press Club (BPC) signed a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) with Superior College to provide scholarships for the children of journalists, offering a 50% discount on tuition fees for FSc and BS programs. The agreement, signed in a ceremony at the BPC premises, has been lauded by the journalists’ community as an encouraging […]


Federal Information Minister Assures Formation of Committee for Journalists’ Protection Amid Reporters National Assembly Walkout

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Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar assured journalists about establishing a committee to protect journalists, addressing reporters’ concerns during a protest at the National Assembly on June 28. Reporters covering parliamentary activities staged a walkout from the National Assembly’s Press Gallery, voicing fears over their safety and working environment in Parliament House. Addressing the […]


Protective Bail Granted to PPP MNA and Sons in Journalist Nasrullah Gadani’s Murder Case

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On June 28, the Sindh High Court (SHC) granted protective bail to Khalid Ahmad Loond, a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and his two sons in the murder case of journalist Nasrullah Gadani. The bail was set against a surety bond of Rs50,000 each for ten days. The double bench, […]


ATC Court Orders Asset Seizure, ID Blocking of Six Journalists and YouTubers Accused of Inciting Violence

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On June 25, an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad ordered the seizure of assets and the blocking of identification cards of YouTubers and journalists—including Adil Raja, Shaheen Sehbai, Moeed Pirzada, Sabir Shakir, Haider Mehdi, and Wajahat Saeed Khan— accused of inciting and provoking violence. ATC judge Tahir Abbas Sipra directed the deputy commissioner to confiscate the accused’s movable […]


Family Accuses PPP MNA of Ordering Journalist Nasrullah Gadani’s Murder in Mirpur Mathelo

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The family of slain journalist Nasrullah Gadani has accused Khalid Khan Loond, a Member of National Assembly (MNA) from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and his two sons, of orchestrating Gadani’s murder. These allegations surfaced during statements recorded under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code in a Mirpur Mathelo court. The complainant, Pathani Gadani, […]