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Court moved for treason case against Jang Group, Amir Mir

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LAHORE: A district and sessions court on Monday sought comments from the SHO concerned on a petition seeking registration of a treason case against the owners of Jang Group and Amir Mir, brother of injured Geo News anchor Hamid Mir, over the charges of tarnishing the image of the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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Need to debate role of agencies, bring them under rule of law

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ISLAMABAD: The political class continues to suffer and journalists are under attack from ‘invisible’ players as no civilian government has been daring enough to bell the cat by bringing the intelligence agencies under any legal discipline. The attack on Hamid Mir and the allegations on the ISI by his family necessitate a debate on this […]

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Protect journalists to secure democracy: US

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WASHINGTON: A democracy cannot function if it fails to protect journalists, said the US State Department while condemning the attack on a Pakistani television anchor, Hamid Mir. In a separate statement, the Committee to Protect Journalists said that it’s alarmed by the continuing violence directed at journalists in Pakistan. Also, in a joint resolution, Washington-based […]

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Attack on Hamid Mir

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The attempted assassination of TV anchor and journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi on Saturday, April 19, 2014, is a grim reminder of the dangers facing media persons in Pakistan. Not for nothing has it been dubbed the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. Clearly, the schedule and travel plans of Hamid Mir were […]

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Amir Mir’s allegation should be probed, says Khursheed

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LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Sunday said attempt on the life of Geo TV’s senior anchor Hamid Mir was highly regrettable and the nature of allegations leveled by the injured journalist’s brother Amir Mir, demanded that the government and the army should jointly investigate the incident. Talking to […]

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Hamid, what’s his crime except speaking for the deprived, persecuted masses

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ISLAMABAD: What’s the crime this lovely anchorperson, Hamid Mir, committed that hit the heartless attackers so hard that they pumped six bullets into his body, creating a worldwide furore. He has been relentlessly speaking against the missing persons especially Balochs. He has the credit of hosting more programmes on this issue than all the talk […]

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Sindh to pass resolution against attack on Hamid Mir

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Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information and Archives Sharjeel Memon has said the Sindh Assembly would bring a resolution on Monday to condemn the murderous attack on senior journalist and TV anchor Hamid Mir. Talking to The News on Sunday, he said that a written request had been sent to the federal government to provide relevant […]

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Judicial commission to investigate attack on Hamid Mir

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ISLAMABAD: Reacting swiftly to the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir, the federal government decided on Sunday to form a judicial commission to investigate the matter. After a meeting with close aides at his Lahore residence, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resolved to have the attempt on Mir’s life investigated at highest level. The government also […]

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Hamid Mir & Media Ethics

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The shooting of the high profile journalist and TV personality Hamid Mir on Saturday, led as it rightly should have, to a frenzy in the media. The news channel, Geo News, to which Mir belongs was the frontrunner in reporting after the incident. In a country where the narrative on democracy is newly maturing, the […]

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12 basic questions about probe into attack on Hamid Mir

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ISLAMABAD: A majority of journalists are sure that the judicial commission set up by the prime minister will never be able to find the real culprits involved in the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and the following 12 major questions are boggling their minds. The questions haunting the minds of media persons and working […]

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Popular television anchor Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

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Hamid Mir, Senior journalist and anchor person of Pakistan’s popular talk show “Capital Talk” on leading television channel “Geo News” was seriously injured in a gun attack on April 19, 2014 at about 5:30 pm in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province. No case has been registered and no one has claimed the responsibility […]

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Attacks on journalists continue with impunity

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Karachi: Killers are roaming the streets of Karachi. They murder with impunity. Each unpunished death makes them stronger. A case in point is the attack on Hamid Mir, senior anchorman and journalist at Geo News. His attack has left the journalist community shattered, for he was respected for his views and news. The media are […]

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Had Mir blamed a politician, particular group would have sought his resignation

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ISLAMABAD: Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir was not attacked once but thrice on Saturday. An attempt was made on his life in Karachi followed by attacks by a particular section on the social media and the sympathisers of agencies on a TV channel who were spitting fire on Hamid Mir as he blamed the ISI […]

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Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety Condemns Attack on Hamid Mir

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Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) has condemned in strongest terms the attack on Hamid Mir, founding member of PCOMS and anchor of Geo News’s Capitol Talk, one of Pakistan’s most popular television talk show. Hamid Mir had arrived in Karachi from his home in Islamabad and was on way to Geo office when he […]

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