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Journalists seek arrest of Haq Baloch’s killers

QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists has called upon the government to arrest the killers of journalist Abdul Haq Baloch, general secretary of the Khuzdar Press Club, who was assassinated two days ago. Addressing a protest rally outside the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Monday, BUJ leaders said the government had failed to protect lives […]

Cases registered against 26 journalists

By: Bari Baloch QUETTA: Cases have been registered against 26 journalists for violating red zone area while carrying out a protest rally against target killing of journalists while the Station House Officer (SHO) of concerned police station was also suspended, on Monday. Dozens of journalists took out a protest rally against the targeted killing of […]

Journalist gunned down in Balochistan

Abdul Haq Baloch, correspondent for “ARY News” television station and Secretary of Khuzdar Press Club, was gunned down by unidentified armed men on September 29, 2012 when he was on his way home in the town of Khuzdar in the militancy plagued of Balochistan province of Pakistan. He left behind a widow and two sons. […]

Most MPAs take little interest in assembly sessions

By: Azfar ul-Ashfaque KARACHI, Sept 29: Most lawmakers in the 168-member Sindh Assembly did not take much interest in parliamentary business and not even bothered to attend the sessions on a regular basis, as the average attendance rate in the house was not even half of the total number of the elected representatives during the […]

TV channel didn’t reply to Pemra notice, court told

KARACHI: On a writ petition filed by Hum TV, Express Entertainment, TV ONE, ARY Digital and Geo Entertainment, Justice Mrs Ayesha Malik of the Lahore High Court, after hearing in detail all the parties, including senior most officials of Pemra, directed the local distributor of a foreign TV channel to immediately stop showing any Indian […]

Private TV channel barred from airing Indian dramas

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday restrained a private TV channel from airing Indian dramas and ordered Pakistan Electronic and Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to disconnect its complete transmission if it disobeyed the court order. Justice Aysha A Malik issued the interim order on a petition moved by another Pakistani private TV channel. […]

Media accountability case: Court warns Attorney General against interrupting proceedings

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court warned Attorney General Irfan Qadir on Thursday against interrupting court proceedings and said such conduct was not conducive to the administration of justice. The warning came during the hearing of a set of petitions regarding media accountability initiated at the behest of some television anchors. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Jawwad […]

LinkedIn denies plans to enter Pakistan

KARACHI: International professional social networking website – LinkedIn – denied on Wednesday that it was planning open a local office in Pakistan. LinkedIn refuted the claims of a story filed by the state-owned wire service Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), which quoted the Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla saying that Linkedin was planning […]

Supreme Court brings journalists in ‘contempt net’

By: Hasnaat malik ISLAMABAD: Contempt of court cases are on the rise in 2012 as the Supreme Court on Tuesday indicted the chief editor of an English magazine for scandalising and disrespecting the judiciary by publishing a news report about an email allegedly written by the SC registrar to seek tax returns and verification of […]

Fata journalists face high security threat

ISLAMABAD: More than 50 per cent journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) have received threats of various kinds during last year while at least 33 per cent of the tribal journalists have faced threats of assault in line of duty. In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 87 percent of journalists surveyed have termed militants and security forces […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society voices concern over Afghan ban on newspapers

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed serious concern over the ban imposed on Pakistani newspapers by the Afghanistan government and termed it a denial to the “People’s Right to Know”. In a statement, the APNS said the newspapers disseminated news and views and thus strengthened relations between the people of the two countries. […]

One media worker killed, many injured in violent protest against anti-Islam film

Violent protests that erupted against the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” took a heavy toll on media professionals in Pakistan. One media worker was killed and many others were injured as they covered the protests that turned violent in many cities of the country. Muhammad Aamir Liaqat, 33, “ARY News” television driver killed when police […]

‘Taliban propaganda’: Afghan newsmen oppose ban on Pakistani dailies

By: Tahir Khan ISLAMABAD: It is typical of the fourth estate to decry the state’s iron hand when it strikes loud and hard. The ban on Pakistani newspapers by the Afghan government has been condemned by Afghan journalists who have asked for dialogue between media personnel of either country. On Friday, Afghanistan banned all Pakistani […]

Body to look into ban on Pak newspapers in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said it was aware of the ban on the Pakistani newspapers in Afghanistan and added a committee would be formed to address the issue. According to an Afghan Islamic Press despatch, deputy spokesman for Foreign Ministry Dr Faramarz Tamanna told a press conference in Kabul that the […]