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Defamation case registered against journalist Sami Ibrahim

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RAWALPINDI: The Attock police have filed a defamation case against journalist Sami Ibrahim, accusing him of making false allegations, attempting to seduce a security employee from his duty. The police filed a case against Mr Ibrahim under section 505, 131 and 499 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which deal with statements creating or promoting enmity, […]


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government committed to protect rights of journalists: Saif

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PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif Thursday said the PTI government was working for protection of rights of journalists and assured to resolve all their issues. He was talking to a joint delegation of journalists from Peshawar Press Club, Bara Press Club and Landi Kotal Press Club, who […]


Proceedings against journalists: Islamabad High Court asks FIA to coordinate with Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, others

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed the director of Cyber Crime Wing, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), to coordinate with the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and other representative bodies in order to seek proposals regarding proceedings against persons engaged in the profession of journalism. A single bench of Chief Justice Athar […]


Exiled Afghan journalists in Pakistan need humanitarian assistance: study

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ISLAMABAD: Exiled Afghan journalists, currently in Pakistan, have expressed the need for assistance through engagement with international, Pakistani and international media. They have also asked relevant departments to provide them technical assistance and resources that could help them continue their journalistic careers including partnerships and internships with local media, especially digital media to get familiarised […]


Charsadda journalists protest registration of FIR against reporters

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Charsadda journalists on Monday protested registration of FIR against two reporters by medical superintendent here on Monday. The protesters termed the FIR as illegal, unconstitutional and attack on freedom of the press and demanded suspension of MS DHQ Charsadda. Political workers, human rights activists and traders took part in the protest along with the journalists. […]


The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists alarmed over systematic erosion of media rights

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KARACHI: The three-day meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) under the chairmanship of Shahzada Zulfiqar, the president of the union, deliberated upon a host of issues confronting the media industry, particularly the journalist community and media workers in Pakistan, says a press release on Tuesday. It […]


Sami Ibrahim Case: Islamabad High Court Disposes Of Petition against Possible Action by Federal Investigation Agency

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ISLAMABAD,: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday disposed of a petition against possible action of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against the TV anchor Sami Ibrahim. Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah heard the case filed by the mother of Sami Ibrahim, who asked the court to direct the FIA that it does not act […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists resident Opens Gold Medal Award Named after Nisar Usmani on May 18, 2022

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QUETTA – Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shehzada Zulfiqar on Tuesday inaugurated the Nisar Usmani Journalist of the year Gold Medal award during a ceremony held here at Quetta press Club.  Chairman of Balochistan International Think Tank Owais Jadoon, Quetta Press Club President Abdul Khaliq Rind, General Secretary Banaras Khan, Senior Journalist and […]


Journalists continue protest for release of colleague

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BARA: Journalists of three press clubs in Khyber district, political leaders and social activists staged a protest on Monday at the Khyber Chow in Bara to demand the release of Khari Khan, a former president of Bara Press Club. The protesters also staged a march from Bara Press Club to the Khyber Chowk.Speaking on the […]


Swat Press Club approves new constitution

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SWAT: Journalists here on Monday said the approval of the newly-amended constitution of the Swat Press Club with an overwhelming majority was a landmark achievement. They stated this while speaking at the annual general council meeting of the press club, which formally approved the new constitution. The meeting was chaired by press club president Saeedur […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists calls for repeal of laws gagging media freedom

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KARACHI: The Federal Executive Council (FEC) of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Sunday called upon the government to repeal all black laws gagging media freedom in the country, ensure complete independence of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and start a meaningful dialogue with media stakeholders. These demands were made by the […]


Badar Shahbaz Appointed As Social Media Focal Person to Punjab Chief Minister

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LAHORE – Badar Shahbaz has been appointed as Social Media Focal Person to Chief Minister of Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif. Badar shall look after social media affairs of the Chief Executive of the most populous province of Pakistan. Taking it to twitter, Badar said, “I’m honored to be named as Chief Minister of Punjab Hamza […]


Journalists demand release of detained colleague

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KHYBER/BAJAUR: Journalists demonstrated in Khyber and Bajaur on Sunday against the detention of a colleague, and demanded his immediate release. The journalists accompanied by political and civil society activists held a demonstration at Bab-i-Khyber in Jamrud. They announced complete boycott of coverage of all official events and local parliamentarians till the release of their colleague. […]


The Islamabad High Court seeks reply to journalists’ pleas for rights

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a notice to the Federal Information and Broadcasting Ministry and sought a report by June 17 on pleas by journalists and media workers for protection of their rights. IHC CJ Athar Minallah heard and joined the petitions filed by PFUJ and the High Court Journalists Association. Adil […]