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1972: Fifty Years Ago: Attack on DAWN

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EDITORIAL: An official spokesman of the Central Government has … made a vicious attack on this newspaper and its Editor. It would demean these columns to take serious notice of the foul-mouthed invective used on the personal plane…. However, the vague unspecified allegations about the policy of this newspaper… require refutation. … The present policy […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) seeks judicial commission to probe Arshad Sharif’s murder

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Tuesday requested Chief Justice of Pakistan to constitute a commission headed by a serving judge of the apex court to probe into the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif. In a letter addressed to Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umer Ata Bandial, PFUJ President Afzal Butt said that […]


Vawda appears before journalist’s murder fact-finding committee

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ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda on Monday appeared before the fact-finding committee established for the investigation of senior journalist Arshad Sharif’s murder case. Faisal reached the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) ​​headquarters in Islamabad and appeared before the fact-finding committee. Talking to media personnel after his appearance, Vawda stated that the agency had […]


Tasnim says has no evidence of murder plot against Imran, journalist

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LONDON: Syed Tasnim Haider Shah, who claimed that the assassination plot against PTI chief Imran Khan and slain senior journalist Arshad Sharif was made by the PMLN in London, has accepted he has no evidence of any kind to prove his claims and that PM Imran Khan’s shooter has reached Kenya and belongings of Arshad […]


Arshad Sharif’s wife seeks President Alvi’s help for UN-led probe into his murder

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ISLAMABAD – The wife of senior Pakistan journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead in Kenya last month, has written a letter to President Dr. Arif Alvi, seeking a United Nations-led probe into his brutal killing. Sharif was killed near Kenyan capital Nairobi on October 23 after he reached there from Dubai as he left […]


Fact-check: Neither was Shahzeb Khanzada’s show censored, nor removed from YouTube

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Politicians from the PTI claim on social media that Geo Television has taken down a prime-time program from YouTube, which investigated the whereabouts of state gifts sold by former prime minister Imran Khan. On November 17, politicians, belonging to the opposition political party, the PTI, alleged that Geo Television has removed from its YouTube channel […]


Fact-check: Screenshots of WhatsApp conversations between Pakistani journalists, media owners and politicians are fake

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Several social media accounts linked to the PTI allege that screenshots of private conversations between journalists, media owners and politicians have been leaked. Social media users have posted multiple screenshots of an alleged WhatsApp conversation between reporters, television channel owners and politicians. In some conversations, reporters are being asked to spin the facts about former […]


Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ), All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) express reservations over Sindh commission for journalists

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The Karachi Union of Journalists (Workers) and the Karachi chapter of the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation have expressed their reservations over the establishment of the Sindh Commission for the Projection of Journalists. In a statement, they said the commission did not have the representation of all journalists. They said the biggest stakeholders were journalists […]


‘Extremely disappointed’: Arshad Sharif’s widow seeks President Alvi’s help in murder case

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Slain journalist Arshad Sharif’s widow has penned a letter requesting President Dr Arif Alvi to intervene and help in her husband’s ongoing murder investigation, saying that his family was “extremely disturbed and disappointed”, it emerged on Friday. Sharif’s widow Javeria Siddique posted the letter online which was dated November 17. Sharif was shot dead in […]


Sharjeel hands over cheque of Rs50m grant to Karachi Press Club (KPC)

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Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, on Friday, handed over cheque of annual grant of Rs.50 million to Karachi Press Club (KPC) on behalf of Sindh government. President KPC Fazil Jamili and General Secretary Rizwan Bhatti received the cheque. Secretary Information Abdul Rasheed Solangi, Director Admin Information Muhammad Yusuf Kaburu were also present on this […]


Rasheed Razvi to head journalists’ protection commission: Sharjeel

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The Sindh government has approved a proposal to make the Sindh High Court’s retired judge Rasheed A Razvi the first chairman of the long-awaited provincial commission for the protection of journalists and other media practitioners. The announcement was made by Information Minister Sharjeel Memon on Wednesday while briefing the media about the decisions taken in […]


Arshad Sharif’s mother raises questions over torture of slain journalist before death

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NAIROBI: Expressing disappointment in Pakistan’s justice system as well as the government, the bereaved mother of slain journalist Arshad Sharif has raised questions over her son’s torture before he was killed by Kenyan police in inexplicable circumstances. In an interview with CNN International, Sharif’s aggrieved mother, Riffat Ara Alvi, said: “They tortured him.” The interview […]


Ready to face Imran in court: Shahzeb Khanzada

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ISLAMABAD: Geo News anchor Shahzeb Khanzada Wednesday welcomed PTI chief Imran Khan’s threat to move to court against him and Geo over the Toshakhana transactions, saying he would be happy to reply to him in the court as well. Welcoming Imran’s statement, Shahzeb tweeted, “Thank you Khan Sb for taking the legal route for once. […]


Arshad Sharif’s mother unaware of investigation into son’s murder, Supreme Court (SC) told

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ISLAMABAD: Mother of slain journalist Arshad Sharif, in a written letter to the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court (SC), has pointed out that she was unaware of any ongoing investigation on the murder of her son. Riffat Ara Alvi, in the letter written to the cell’s director general, states: “I am a housewife […]