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NPC employees demand four months of unpaid wages

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ISLAMABAD—National Press Club (NPC) has failed to pay salaries to its employees for four months. On Tuesday, they demanded the immediate disbursement of their wages. Tariq Virk, a reporter at Urdu daily Jinnah and a member of the NPC election committee, tells JournalismPakistan.com that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the club’s polls, which created problems for the employees. […]


IFJ, PFUJ welcome arrest of Geo journalist Wali Khan Babar’s murderer

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have welcomed the arrest on June 15 of the killer of Geo News journalist Wali Khan Babar. IFJ urged the Pakistan government to move proactively to end impunity regarding all crimes against journalists. Karachi Police arrested the Kamran […]


Editor Anis-ur-Rehman still missing, police reluctant to register FIR

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ISLAMABAD—Islamabad Police are reportedly unwilling to register an FIR for the missing editor of Nawa-e-Waqt Group’s magazine Nada-e-Millat. Anis-ur-Rehman visited the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday for whom he used to do translations from Lahore. He went missing later that evening. Reports say Rehman’s friend Sajid Shah has had to run from pillar to […]


UN body asks govt to clarify reported persecution of media

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has asked the government of Pakistan to clarify the reported persecution of media and media owners, including Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman. In a letter, David Kaye, a special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion, and Leigh Toomey, the vice-chair of the […]


Sacked PTV employee moves IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The sacked head of the current affairs (HCA) at state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for his reinstatement. Last week, PTV fired two employees, the head of current affairs Chaudhry Mohammad Akram and producer Taimur Younus, for airing an “incorrect map of Pakistan” in which occupied Kashmir was shown […]


Murderer of TV reporter remanded to police in arms case

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts on Tuesday remanded in police custody a suspect in a case pertaining to possession of illicit weapons. Police claimed to have arrested Kamran, alias Zeeshan alias Shani, who had been reportedly sentenced to death in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, for possessing […]


PFUJ Expresses Concern Over Raising COVID – 19 Positive Cases In Media Houses

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KARACHI: Office bearers of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have urged the owners of media houses to ensure safety of their workers, both journalists and non journalists, increasingly inflicted with COVID-19. In a joint statement on Monday, President PFUJ, Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General, Nasir Zaidi have urged the owners of both the print […]


Editor’s Note: If you’re not paying for journalism, you’re paying to not have journalism

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This leads to an important question: if, in such a brief period of time, Profit has managed to get on top of the business journalism segment, why didn’t the rest of the news media houses, with decades upon decades of experience in journalism, even try to get in on the game? Granted, they all do […]


PTA asks internet users to register VPNs to avoid ban after June 30

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KARACHI: Internet users in Pakistan will be unable to browse the web using encryption software after June 30, unless they register Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) with the telecom authorities. In a press release dated June 10 and newspaper advertisements, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has invited customers using VPNs to browse the internet to register […]


Accountability court extends Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended Jang/Geo Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29.  Judge Jawad ul Hasan conducted proceedings of the reference against MSR. NAB prosecutor Asim Mumtaz and MSR’s attorney were present during the hearing.  “We have come to know that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is ill?” inquired the court.  “Yes, he is […]


Journalists vow to resist demolition of BPC building

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Badin: Union of Journalists, Hyderabad, Awan-e-Sahafat Badin & other journalistic organisations of Sindh have termed the notice from District Council Badin chairman for the evacuation & demolishing of the historical building of Badin Press Club as illegal and vowed to struggle for its protection. According to details, taking immediate notice of the letter written by […]


Geo News reporter Wali Babar murder case: Main hitman arrested after nine years of murder

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KARACHI: The city police chief on Monday claimed to have arrested the main hitman, who allegedly killed the Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar and evading the law for nearly ten years. The press conference was jointly addressed by Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah. Babar, aged 28, was shot dead in the Liaquatabad neighborhood […]


Pakistan’s top actress Sabiha Khanum passes away

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NEW YORK: Sabiha Khanum, a leading Pakistani film star of yesteryears, has passed away in Leesburg, in the United States, State of Virginia, leaving behind a treasure of cinematic work and a large number of grieving fans, her family announced on Saturday. Sabiha, 85, who ruled the silver screen in 1950s and 1960s, was suffering […]


Dr. Shujaat Bhukhari Remembered On His 2nd Martyrdom Anniversary By AJK Journalists

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MIRPUR: Journalist fraternity across Azad Jammu Kashmir and Pakistan-based Kashmiri journalists Sunday paid rich tributes to veteran legendary senior Kashmiri journalist Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari Shaheed, on his 2nd martyrdom anniversary, with the renewal of the pledge to continue his mission of securing and protecting the rights of expression besides the birth rights of the […]