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Senior journalist beaten in presence of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa minister

By: Anaam Raza & Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: A senior Pakistani journalist has lodged a complaint with the Metropolitan police in London that he was tortured in the presence of Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the Information Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), at a controversial awards ceremony here. Mujahid Omar, who has been working in Pakistani community for […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists president seeks code of conduct for media

ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Pervez Shaukat has said that no society could develop without free press because it is fourth pillar of the state. Talking to state-run radio, he said that media strengthens democracy and provides information to the people. He said a country suffers whenever ban is imposed on […]


Journalist, two cops among 8 gunned down

KARACHI: Eight people including two cops and a journalist of a local newspaper were gunned down while three others were wounded in various parts of the metropolis here on Tuesday.Unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate gunshots on a police head constable Sajid, 40, son of Allah Bux at Timber Market in the limits of Napier police […]


Media community concerned over attacks on journalists

KARACHI: The world media community has condemned killings and ‘other forms of oppression of journalists’ and expressed dismay at the failure of many governments to bring the killers to justice. It said ineffectiveness of the United Nations resolutions on the safety of newsmen was disappointing. In a statement issued after a symposium of global media […]


Pakistan to showcase rights record at Geneva

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to present a national report highlighting steps the government has taken to improve the country’s human rights record when the United Nations Human Rights Council will meet next week in Geneva. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will lead the Pakistan delegation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of international conventions and […]


Conference on corruption ends: Media urged to play its role as watchdog

KARACHI: Several presentations were made and papers read by experts from Pakistan and abroad focusing on the ‘Culture of corruption’ at the International Conference on Corruption on its second and final day at a local hotel on Sunday. Dr Ayesha Siddiqa’s paper was titled ‘Watching the watchdog’, which highlighted the media’s problems and responsibilities in […]


Media closure in Peshawar tower continues

PESHAWAR: For the third day running employees of media organizations housed in Badshah Tower are working from home following threats from the Taliban militants. JournalismPakistan.com correspondent in Peshawar says security around the tower continues to be tight with police present there all the time. Geo TV, Jang, The News, Nai Baat, Intermedia and Internews are […]


United Nation calls for arrest of journalists’ killers

By: Masood Haider UNITED NATIONS: A top UN official has called upon the Pakistan government to investigate the killing of two journalists and bring those responsible to book. “I condemn the murder of Abdul Khaliq and Mushtaq Khand,” said Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Irina Bokova on Friday. “I am […]


Defaming judiciary on TV: Pemra catches lawyer ‘on the wrong foot

By: Malik Asad ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman caused a stir in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday when he informed Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui that lawyer Akram Sheikh, pleading the petition that Pemra stop TV channels from airing anything defamatory to the judges, himself had participated in such a […]


UNESCO condemns murder of reporters in Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: The head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom called on Pakistani authorities on Friday to investigate the killing of two journalists and bring the perpetrators to justice. “I condemn the murder of Adbul Kahliq and Mushtaq Khand,” said the Director-General of the Paris-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), […]


Security of media houses to be ensured at all costs: Malik

Shakeel Anjum ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik Thursday said that security of media houses would be ensured at all costs. Talking to media here, he said soon a plan would be devised in collaboration with TV channels for security, and in this regard the Interior Ministry would provide them all out support, including training. Replying […]


CPNE concerned over threats to media

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has vowed to protect media persons and establishments from the threats of dire consequences of TTP. In a joint press statement issued here on Thursday by President CPNE Jamil Athar Qazi, Senior Vice-President Ilyas Shakir and Secretary General Amir Mahmood have expressed serious concern over the threats […]


Govt told to block profane material on internet

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Thursday the federal government to block access to blasphemous material available on internet. Justice Ijazul Ahsan issued this order on a petition filed by the Jamaat-i-Islami and also sought a detailed reply from the government by Nov 8. The JI filed the petition through its secretary-general, Liaquat Baloch, […]


Killing of 49 journalists highest in world: report

I.H Raashed LAHORE: A joint report prepared for the UN Human Rights Council by various NGOs about the human rights situation during the past four years and a half has stated that the killing of 49 journalists during the period has made Pakistan with highest fatalities of journalists in the world. They include 20 in […]