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AFP joins BBC initiative to fight misinformation

A dozen international media organisations, including AFP, have signed up to a new initiative launched by the BBC to fight misinformation. AFP said in a statement on Saturday it has joined the BBC initiative, alongside organisations such as the European Broadcasting Union, the Financial Times, First Draft, The Hindu, the Wall Street Journal, CBC/Radio Canada, […]

Cable operators told to remove cable TV apparatus from poles in Karachi

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has asked all cable TV operators to remove cable boosters from electric poles of K-Electric. Sources in the power utility told Dawn that a letter had been sent to Pemra informing it that the KE had received several complaints regarding current in electric poles “due to cables […]

Dawn among RSF press freedom award nominees

KARACHI: The global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued the list of nominees for its press freedom awards ahead of its 25th anniversary. Journalists and media outlets from 12 countries have been shortlisted for three international awards. Among them are a Russian investigative journalist who has been attacked several times, a Vietnamese journalist […]

Journalist shot at, injured in Quetta

QUETTA: A local journalist working for a newspaper was shot at and critically injured on Friday, official authorities said. Jamil Ahmed, who is a sub-editor at daily Azadi, was going home after completing his shift late at night when armed men shot him several times in the Kirani road area on the outskirts of Quetta, […]

Millions express true patriotism during Kashmir Hour

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ISLAMABAD: On the call of Prime Minister Imran Khan, millions of Pakistanis across the country took to the streets on Friday to observe Kashmir Hour from 12pm to 12:30pm to express solidarity with the people of the occupied valley. Bureaucrats, armed forces personnel, legal fraternity, political parties’ leaders, businessmen, traders as well as students in […]

Foreign journalists visit LoC in Pakistan

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RAWALPINDI: A group of foreign media correspondents in Pakistan on Thursday visited the Line of Control (LOC) to acquaint themselves about the ceasefire violations by Indian troops that had been deliberately targeting the civilian population. They were also given a detailed briefing about the prevailing situation and Indian ceasefire violations, knowingly targeting civilian population, and […]

TV anchor held for harassing ex-colleague

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency’s cybercrime wing raided the head office of a TV channel here on Wednesday and arrested an anchorperson on charges of allegedly harassing and blackmailing his former colleague through social media. Anchor Irshad Jagirani was taken into custody during the raid on Sindh TV head office, which drew criticism from the […]

Iran journalist flees Zarif delegation to stay in Sweden

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An Iranian journalist covering Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s Nordic tour has fled the official delegation and applied for residency in Sweden, officials here said Tuesday. The Swedish Migration Agency said Amir-Tohid Fazel, a political reporter for Iran’s ultra-conservative news agency Moj, had “applied for a residence permit in Sweden on 21 August 2019”. It […]

Arrest warrant issued for prime suspect’s brother in TV anchor murder case

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KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Monday issued arrest warrant for a brother of the alleged prime suspect in a case pertaining to the murder of TV anchor Mureed Abbas and another man over a financial dispute. Atif Zaman, the alleged mastermind of the shady investments scam, has been detained and booked for allegedly shooting to […]

ATC to hear Mureed Abbas case on August 26

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KARACHI: The murder case of TV anchor and his friend was transferred to the anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday. The first hearing of the case will be held on August 26 in the special ATC No1 in Karachi Central Jail. The court has directed police to present the prime accused in the case, Atif Zaman, before […]

Journalists rally at LoC town in support of Kashmiris

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MUZAFFARABAD: A large number of journalists from different parts of the country, joined by civil society activists, staged a rally from the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital to a town near the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday to express solidarity with the besieged population of India-held Kashmir in general and media fraternity in […]

Journalists register FIR against suspect for fraud

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PESHAWAR: Journalists in Peshawar have registered an FIR against Ziaullah, a resident of Swabi, who has tricked local journalists into giving him money to make bookings for a trip to Turkey. However, he managed to flee with the money. According to the FIR Ziaullah had arranged a trip to turkey for the Peshawar based Press […]

CM Mahmood seeks Safe City implementation plan in 3 days

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PESHAWAR: The provincial chief minister on Tuesday gave officials three days to come up with a plan to start work on the Safe City Project in Peshawar, stressing that further delays in the project will not be tolerated. This was directed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan while chairing a high-level meeting regarding the project […]

TV anchor murder case transferred to ATC for trial

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday transferred the murder case of TV anchor Mureed Abbas and another individual to an antiterrorism court for trial. Police booked and arrested suspect Atif Zaman for allegedly killing his two business partners — Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat — in Khayaban-i-Bukhari, Defence, on the night of July 9. Judicial […]