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Ajay Lalwani’s murder: DIGP’s probe team submits report to ATC Sukkur

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SUKKUR: The DIGP’s probe team submitted its report to ATC Sukkur in which, it declared SHO Saleh Pat, PPP’s local leaders and others guilty for the murder of journalist Ajay Lalwani. The police team constituted to investigate the murder of journalist, Ajay Lalwani, had presented an interim challan in the ATC Sukkur on Monday, declaring […]


Promoting independent journalism among topmost priorities: Bangash

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PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education, Kamran Bangash on Monday said promoting independent journalism and providing security to the journalists’ community was among the topmost priorities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. In his message on World Journalism Day, Kamran Bangash said the provincial government was introducing quota system in […]


Government striving to promote independent, responsible media: Chaudhry Fawad Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday said that the government of Pakistan was striving to promote independent and responsible journalism. In a tweet marking World Press Freedom Day, the minister said that this year the government would bring new projects for journalists, especially for young journalists and introducing latest media […]


PML-N leader calls for free vaccine for journalists

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LAHORE: PML-N Punjab Information Secretary Azma Bukhari has said that doctors, nurses and paramedics as well as media workers are also victims of corona but the government is ignoring them. In her statement issued on Sunday, Azma Bukhari said that along with the medical staff, media workers were also performing their services on the frontline. […]


Rabbani demands policy to protect journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Former chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday demanded for convening the Committee of the Whole of the Senate in which all stakeholders are invited to formulate policy and legislation to ensure the protection of journalists and ensure the implementation of articles 19 and 19A, Constitution, 1973. “The government has circumvented articles 19 and […]


Press freedoms chained in Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said press freedoms in Pakistan have been chained through threats, intimidation, and pressure tactics by the PTI regime, calling for lifting the declared and undeclared curbs imposed on the media. In his message on World Press Freedom Day being observed tomorrow, the PPP chairman said Imran Khan-led PTI […]


Pakistan subjected to increased muzzling of media content during 2020-2021

Pakistan was subjected to increased muzzling of media content in the period January 2020 to April 2021 thus limiting the space for free expression in the country.   According to the Pakistan Press Freedom Report 2020-2021 released by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), while murder, physical assaults, extra-legal abductions as well as threats and arrests of media […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) vows to keep fighting for press freedom and journalists’ rights.

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has pledged to continue its struggle for freedoms of press, expression, and speech and protect journalists and workers’ rights. On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi called for greater unity among all groups fighting for their rights. “Freedom of the […]


Maryam visits Absar’s house, inquires after his health

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Vice President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday visited the residence of the former Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and senior journalist Absar Alam and inquired about his health. Absar Alam was attacked and shot injured by unidentified assailant(s) […]


National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summons Kaira today to record statement in Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) case

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ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan People’s Party senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira today for recording his statement in an ongoing investigation against former Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) Yousuf Baig Mirza regarding illegal use of expenditures and misappropriation in government funds. According to the call-up notice, the NAB […]


Murder of journalist Ajay Lalwani: Police declare ex-chairman UC, ex-SHO as accused

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KARACHI: The Sindh Police have declared the former chairman and vice-chairman of Union Council Salehpat, Syed Inayat Shah and Ihsan Shah, and Ashiq Mirani, former Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station Salehpat, district Sukkur, as accused in an interim challan of the murder case of journalist Ajay Lalwani. SSP Kandhkot-Kashmore Amjad Shaikh, the newly-appointed […]


TV channels’ dues: Lahore High Court (LHC) rebukes information secretary for twisting figures

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Tuesday issued a contempt notice to Punjab Secretary for Information Raja Jahangir for twisting facts about unpaid payment to the television channels under the head of advertisements. The chief justice was hearing a petition by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) seeking recovery of the outstanding […]


CM Balochistan condemns killing of journalist in Quetta

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan condemned the killing of a journalist and expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of life Sub-editor Reporter Abdul Wahid Raisani was killed by unknown gunmen in Quetta. He expressed concern over the incident and also directed concerned department to take measures to immediately arrest those murders involved […]


Journalists boycott PA session over Raisani’s murder

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QUETTA: Journalists on Monday staged a demonstration in front of the Balochistan Assembly after boycotting the proceedings to protest the murder of journalist Abdul Wahid Raisani and demanded immediate arrest of the killers. Abdul Wahid Raisani, reporter and sub-editor of Urdu newspaper Daily Azadi, was shot dead by unknown attackers on Saturday night. As the […]