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Journalist looted

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Islamabad: Two gun-toting robbers snatched cash amount worth Rs. 800,000 from a senior journalist here on Wednesday in Sector I-8/1 when he reached the parking lot of his residential flat after withdrawing money from a nearby bank. Ishtiaq Rao, working with Associated Press of Pakistan since 2007 as a journalist and covering the Prime Minister’s […]


The enlightenment of Waris Mir: Part – I

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With increasing onslaught against the freedom of expression in Pakistan, it is imperative that we remember those who held the torch of sanity under the most horrifying periods in Pakistan’s history, especially under the military dictatorships of General Ziaul Haq and the self-appointed Field Marshal General Ayub Khan. In some of my previous columns such […]


Journalist injured in militant attack in South Waziristan

WANA: A local journalist was attacked by former militant commanders in Ladha Tehsil in South Waziristan tribal district on Sunday, sources said. They said that journalist Tanveeruddin Burki was present in Saam Market in Ladha Tehsil when former Taliban commanders, Kaleemullah Mahsud and Azizullah Mahsud attacked him with an iron rod. The journalist fell on […]


Qamar Awarded As Honorary Lifetime Membership Of Karachi Press Club

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club on Friday awarded honorary lifetime membership to a senior sports Journalist Qamar Ahmed. Qamar Ahmed, a legend journalist, first class cricketer, commentator and an author, was awarded with the membership in an event organized in his honor “An Evening with Qamar Ahmed” at the KPC. Sharing his experiences, senior sports […]


Pakistan: Book by journalist removed from book shops

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A recently published book by senior journalist Suhail Warraich was removed from book stalls within hours of its arrival. The book, ‘Yeh Company Nahi Chaley Gi’ (which translates to: “This company will not work”), is a compilation of Warraich’s columns already published in daily Jang and on BBC Urdu. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned […]


TV reporter, two sons killed in accident

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KHUZDAR: A journalist working for a private news TV channel was killed along with his two sons in a traffic accident in the industrial town of Hub on Monday, police said. Police said that Aaj TV reporter Abdul Sattar Mohammad Hasni was riding a motorcycle along with his sons when a vehicle hit it. The […]


Late journalist Fareeha Razzaq awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

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KARACHI: President Arif Alvi has awarded ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ to renowned journalist and politician late Fareeha Razzaq Awan on her work on human rights and the efforts she had made during her life in solving the problems faced by women. The late journalist was selected from the category of Community Service. For 30 years she wrote articles […]


Islamia University Of Bahawalpur Initiates Training Program For Journalists

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BAHAWALPUR: The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has launched a training program for working journalists here. According to the spokesman of the university Shahzad Ahmad Khalid, during this training program, having three days sessions in each week , as many as 150 journalists will be given hands on technical training as well as awareness on media […]


Protest rallies staged against blasphemous sketches

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ISLAMABAD: Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen on Friday organised peaceful rallies and protest demonstrations across the country against the publication of blasphemous sketches of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) in a French magazine and the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden. Peaceful protests were held in different cities of the country including Quetta, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir in which a […]


TV channel owner booked

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LAHORE: The city police on Wednesday registered a first information report (FIR) against Mohsin Naqvi, the owner of TV channel 24NewsHD, for “airing hate inciting content” during a special Muharram transmission on August 30. A FIR was registered at the Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate police station on the complaint of Khalid Mehmood. Newspaper: Business Recorder


Pakistan condemns French magazine’s blasphemous decision

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan yesterday condemned in strongest terms the decision by a French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, to republish deeply offensive caricature of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). “Such a deliberate act to offend the sentiments of billions of Muslims cannot be justified as an exercise in press freedom or freedom of expression,” a foreign ministry statement […]


Do male journalists in Pakistan face online abuse, harassment?

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For the past fifteen days, female journalists and anchorpersons in Pakistan have aggressively and vehemently taken up the issue of online trolling, abuse, and harassment at the hands of different political parties. The campaign has more specifically focused on the activities of the social media team of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Taken at face […]


Senate body on information passes bill to amend Pemra law

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Wednesday passed the bill to amend the Pemralaw, empowering Pemra to resolve other issues including non-payment of contract salaries to electronic media workers. Standing Committee Chairman Senator Faisal Javed, who presided over the meeting here, said there should have been a forum where electronic media workers could approach for solution […]


Afridi extols Kashmiri journalists’ resilience

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi Monday extolled the journalist fraternity of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) for their resilience and courage to speak truth to the power despite intimidations by the fascist Indian regime. Afridi was speaking to a group of journalists from IIOJ&K working in Pakistan. The Kashmiri […]