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Lawyers, politicians, journalists hail Supreme Court (SC) decision

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ISLAMABAD: Lawyers and journalists’ bodies and political parties on Monday hailed the Supreme Court decision in which the court accepted identical petitions challenging its last year’s order of June 19 referring the matter to the Federal Board of Revenue with a direction to initiate tax proceedings against the spouse and children of Justice Qazi Faez […]


Safety measures for journalists on both sides of Line of Control (LoC) demanded

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MUZAFFARABAD: An academic research carried out to explore the situation of freedom of press, challenges and capacity issues of the journalists working on both sides of Line of Control (LoC), a heavily militarised border between India and Pakistan, successfully completed with the close collaboration of the journalist fraternity of both parts of the disputed state. […]


Karachi Press Club (KPC) honours women journalists, bans entry of JUI-F leaders

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The Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Saturday honoured several women members of the club for their contribution to the field of journalism. Sindh Assembly female members Nusrat Seher Abbasi and Seema Zia, who attended the award ceremony as guests, said they were glad to be presenting the awards to such courageous and multi-talented women. “It […]


Free media and trust in state’s commitment to confidentiality of information: Dangerous disequilibrium

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The country appears to have been facing a disequilibrium or an imbalance between free media and state’s commitment to confidentiality of information. In some talk shows in the media discussions are held and documents shown about a matter where through an Act of Parliament the State of Pakistan has assured confidentiality of information. Notwithstanding the […]


Journalist gunned down in Quetta

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QUETTA: Unknown armed men killed a journalist here on Saturday night. Police said that 23-year-old Abdul Wahid Raisani, reporter and sub-editor of Urdu newspaper Daily Azadi, was on his way to office from home on his motorcycle. When he reached near Bank Colony on Qambrani Road unknown armed men intercepted him and opened fire on […]


Police obtain CCTV footage showing attack on journalist

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ISLAMABAD: As the probe into the attack on senior journalist and former Pemra chairman Absar Alam deepens, police on Saturday reported having acquired CCTV footage which shows what unfolded that day. The footage shows Alam walking in a park in Islamabad’s F-11 area. As he approaches the end of the track, the senior journalist is […]


Government will include journalist community in PM’s Housing, Health Card Schemes: Fawad

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said PTI government will include the journalist community in Prime Minister’s housing and health card schemes. Talking to a private television channel, he said ruling party has a strong wish to provide shelter and health cards to the journalists discharging duties in big cities. Replying to […]


‘Newsrooms losing strong voices on women due to media crisis’.

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Courtesy of the so-called media crisis, Pakistani newsrooms have been losing strong voices on women, and the vacuum created by it has been filled by the management with lower journalistic standards, said the gender adviser for UN Women in Pakistan, Muhammad Younas Khalid, on Wednesday. Khalid was addressing a webinar hosted by the Uks Research […]


Journalists impersonator held, weapon recovered

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CIA police staff have arrested two people for allegedly posing themselves as journalists and recovered a weapon maintained without license from their possession. Official sources disclosed Thursday that Sheikh Tuseef and his fellow Irfan alias Fani were held from Jamal road, near Taleri Canal after raid conducted on tip off. They were shifted to CIA […]


FIR registered in journalist attack case

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ISLAMABAD: An FIR has been registered in senior journalist and former Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chairman Absar Alam attack case in Shalimar Police Station. The other day, a gunman fired at Mr Alam when he was walking in a Park in F-11/2 near his house. The case was registered against the unidentified person in […]


Protecting Journalists

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The attack on Absar Alam, a senior journalist and former chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) was an alarming event that has alerted the journalist community, civil society and law enforcement officials alike. It is extremely relieving that the senior journalist has survived the attack and is out of danger now. However, this by […]


Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) delegation calls on Sindh Governor

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KARACHI – Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that all possible steps will be taken to solve the problems faced by the journalist community and the present government has always worked for the welfare of journalists and will continue to do so. He said this while talking to a five-member delegation of Hyderabad Union of […]


US calls on Pakistan authorities to nab culprits behind attack on journalist Absar Alam

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Washington: The United States on Thursday expressed grave concerns over the attack of Pakistan’s leading journalist Absar Alam in Islamabad and called on local authorities to apprehend the culprits.In a tweet, the US Department of State: the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) said freedom of the press and the protection of journalists […]


SC seeks Justice Isa’s response on three financial questions

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ISLAMABAD: While hearing a review petition of a sitting judge of the Supreme Court (SC), Justice Qazi Faez Isa, against a smaller bench’s ruling on the presidential reference against him on Tuesday, a larger bench asked him to respond to three questions in the matter. Heading a 10-member larger bench Justice Umer Ata Bandial asked […]