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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists demands judicial probe for phone tapping of journalists

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has demanded a judicial commission to probe tapping, tracking, and monitoring journalists’ telephone calls as admitted by the prime minister’s spokesperson and special assistant on political affairs Shahbaz Gill during his press conference on Thursday. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi showed serious […]


Shahbaz Gill banned from Press Clubs

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Press clubs and journalist unions across the country have condemned Dr. Shahbaz Gill’s comments regarding journalist Asma Shirazi. Gill has been banned from entry by all press clubs until he apologizes to Shirazi. The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Communication, Dr. Shahbaz Gill, allegedly accused senior journalist Asma Shirazi of insulting the […]


Baluchistan’s politicians, civil society call for unity to defend media freedom

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QUETTA: The political parties and civil society of Balochistan, strongly lashed out at the PTI government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan and anti-media forces for usurping the press freedom, free speech and expression and termed it authoritarian tactics. Speaking at the regional convention arranged by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) and Balochistan Union […]


Government accused of trying to gag media

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QUETTA: Representatives of political parties and civil society in Baluchistan assailed the government and anti-media forces for what they called usurping the freedom of press and free speech. They termed actions for gagging media in the country authoritarian tactics. Speaking at a regional convention organised by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Balochistan Union […]


After 7 years, Shahid Masood says ‘35 punctures’ charge was fake news

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LONDON: Anchorperson and columnist Dr Shahid Masood has apologised to former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman and journalist Najam Sethi for falsely accusing him of rigging 2013 elections through “35 punctures”. In the middle of 2014, Dr Shahid published allegations that Najam Sethi was involved in the rigging of 2013 elections and applied “inserted 35 […]


Banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Back On Roads: Internet Service Suspended In Parts of Lahore

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Lahore police have been placed on high alert after the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) once again began a massive sit-in on Multan Road on Tuesday. Mobile internet has been suspended in Samanabad, Iqbal Town and other areas around the sit-in location in light of the protests. The notification to this effect was issued by the […]


The Pakistan Bar Council puts its weight behind journalist, condemns government

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) condemned the attacks and abuses against female journalist Asma Shirazi. In a statement issued by PBC acting secretary, vice-chairman of the Council Khush Dil Khan highly condemned the vociferous attacks and abuses hurled by the government and its functionaries as well as members of the ruling party at Asma […]


Bill to restrain fake news sent to cabinet for approval: Fawad

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Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that a proposed law to curb fake news in Pakistan has been sent to the cabinet for approval. The minister said that Pakistan could not move forward unless there were political reforms. “Reforms concerning judiciary and media are also necessary,” Fawad stated. Last week, […]


Governor hands over electric motorbikes to 13 journalists

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Thursday handed over Pakistan’s first electric motorcycles to 13 journalists whose names had been selected through balloting. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Governor House, he said the remaining 40 buses of the Green Line section of the Bus Rapid Transit Service (BRTS) had arrived in the city, and […]


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Gill dares Asma Shirazi to prove allegations against First Lady

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ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill on Thursday dared journalist Asma Shirazi to prove allegations made by her against First Lady Bushra Bibi in an article published by the BBC Urdu. Addressing a news conference, he alleged that female journalist targeted the first lady, who is […]


Target: the journalist

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In a country that was ranked last year as the second most dangerous place in which to be a journalist, the messenger continues to remain under attack. From threats of violence to actual violence to online bullying, Pakistan’s journalists face it all. However, the most disturbing is when state and government representatives and political parties […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists condemns harassment of senior journalist

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) took serious notice of online attack, trolling and harassment of senior journalist and anchorperson Asma Sherazi at the hands of the PTI’s federal cabinet members, leaders and workers and condemned it, demanding the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take notice of it. In a joint statement, PFUJ […]


Stakeholders vow to protect freedom of expression

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) General Secretary Nasir Zaidi has said that there can be no negotiation on the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Law as it is a martial law. The PFUJ wants a dialogue with the government staying within the 19-point charter of demands it presented to the government earlier. […]


Pakistan Media Development Authority, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan others oppose proposed PMDA

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SUKKUR: The Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) on Sunday held a journalist convention in Hyderabad against the government-proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), discussing various other issues faced by the media fraternity. The convention was attended by PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar, Secretary General Nasir Zaidi, Central Leader Afzal Butt, senior journalist Khalid Khokhar, and members […]