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Balochistan government announces journalist’s welfare fund: Bushra Rind

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Balochistan Parliamentary Secretary for Information Bushra Rind, on Sunday, said that the government has launched welfare funds for journalists across the province. According to the issued statements, she said that the Balochistan government is trying to address the financial and social needs of newspaper owners and journalists. Moreover, she lauded the role of the provincial […]


The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) concerned at Federal Investigation Authority notices to Karachi-based journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has shown serious concerns over issuance of notices to Karachi-based journalists, Ashfaqur Reham and Mashood Aslam, and termed it a cowered attack on the media and freedom of press. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi, in a statement, while taking acceptation to rising incidents […]


Media men call off protests as Punjab Assembly speaker pledges to amend anti-journalist clauses in Bill

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LAHORE    –   A delegation of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) headed by Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari called on Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi at his residence here on Friday. Talking to the delegation, the Punjab Assembly speaker said that he regarded journalists as his brothers and fully believed in freedom of press. […]


Police remand of suspects extended in journalist attack case

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A judicial magistrate on Thursday remanded three suspects in police custody for two more days in a case pertaining to an assault on a journalist, Aamir Latif. The investigation officer (IO) of the case produced Muhammad Aslam, Azhar and Munib before the South judicial magistrate on the expiry of their physical remand. The IO requested […]


The Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) demands Lahore High Court (LHC) commission to probe torture of journalist

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LAHORE: The Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) has termed the incident of police brutality against Asghar Ali Jafri, President of Bhong Press Club in Rahim Yar Khan and correspondent of the daily Ausaf, as inhumane and cruel. PUJ demanded a Lahore High Court (LHC) commission to investigate torture of journalist. PUJ President Qamar Zaman Bhatti […]


Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf believes in freedom of expression: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD   –   Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that PTI government firmly believes in fundamental, democratic and constitutional right of freedom of expression. He said this in a statement on Thursday, felicitating the newly-elected office-bearers of Parliamentary Reporters Association. The information minister said an independent and vibrant media is indispensable for […]


Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) Hold Protest Rallies against Police Torture on Journalists in Islamkot

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HYDERABAD: Members of Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) here Wednesday staged a protest against acts of violence against journalists in Islamkot city of Tharparkar district by the Police. A protest demonstration led by HUJ vice president Zafar Hakro and general secretary Jani Khaskheli demanded removal of SSP Tharparkar Hassan Sardar Niazi for his involvement in […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemns police torture against journalist

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned police brutality against the president of Bhong Press Club, Asghar Jaffery in Rahim Yar Khan and the registration of a fake case against him. PFUJ has demanded of the government and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the incident. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar […]


Police action against journalist protested

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RAHIM YAR KHAN: Local journalists of and the Pakistan Saraiki Party (PSP) members established a hunger strike camp outside the Bhong police station on Wednesday to protest the brutal torture of police on a local journalist. Journalist Asghar Indhar said he uncovered the corruption of some officials in his news reports. According to Indhar, the […]


Narrative of suppression of freedom of expression being promoted under a conspiracy: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the narrative of a gag on freedom of expression in Pakistan was being promoted under a conspiracy. The minister, in a tweet, said a specific group was running the propaganda campaign to bring Pakistan into the ambit of the Financial Action Task Force […]


‘Press freedom predator’s gallery’: Pakistan strongly rebuts Reporters without Borders. Report

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday vehemently rejected an international media watchdog’s report that lists Prime Minister Imran Khan on a list of the world’s 37 worst rulers when it comes to press freedom. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that It is quite surprising that RSF has jumped to the conclusion that media in Pakistan […]


Protesters, media personnel injured as police suppress Islamkot sit-in against laborer’s ‘murder’

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MITHI: Bheel community’s ongoing protest in Islamkot over the recent death of Dodo Bheel, a worker hired by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), spread to other cities and towns of Tharparkar and Mirpurkhas on Monday after police moved into action to suppress the protest. Laborer Dodo Bheel was one of the several workers […]


Reporters without Borders (RSF) report a charge-sheet against government: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb has claimed that the latest report of the Reporters without Borders is a charge-sheet against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government. In a statement on Monday, she said Imran Khan’s alleged “authoritarian attitude” and character was defiling Pakistan’s image abroad. Ms Aurangzeb said the global community had […]


Cable operator held for airing Indian content

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SAHIWAL: A Kameer-based cable operator was arrested on Saturday evening by local police for airing banned Indian channels. Police said a citizen approached local inspector of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Inspector Sohail Anwar, complaining that Shafiq Sajid was showing Indian music and drama channels. The inspector, with the help of police, raided Sajid’s […]