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Media workers protest against killings

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QUETTA: Journalists and other media workers held a demonstration here on Sunday in protest against the killing of Irshad Ahmed Mastoi, general secretary of the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), and his two colleagues, and the failure of security agencies to arrest their killers. Mr Mastoi, reporter Abdul Rasool and accountant Mohammad Younis of Online […]

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Journalists’ security: body formed

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has formed a committee to compile and furnish its recommendations on social security of the journalists’ families. Officials said on Wednesday that Provincial Information Minister, Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal will be head of the committee and other members of the committee include Secretary Information, Director General, Directorate of Public Relations, President Balochistan […]

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Registration of anti-terrorist case against TV channel against freedom of expression: Senate committee

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing its displeasure over registration of a case under anti-terrorist law against a private TV news channel, the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday directed the Balochistan government to refrain from registration of cases against media. The committee meeting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that FIR against a private TV […]

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Case against journalists withdrawn under media pressure

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The government of Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan has withdrawn criminal case on August 27, 2013 filed under terrorism laws against the chief executive and three other employees of ARY News, a private TV channel on August 26, 2013. The provincial chief minister said the case was lodged due to some misunderstanding. The case was […]

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Media and the inept Balochistan government

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The cabinet-less Balochistan government, as effective as a blindfolded man walking down a busy highway, decided this week to lodge a First Information Report against a private TV channel for airing a video of how the self-styled Balochistan Liberation Army goons destroyed the Quaid’s Residency in Ziarat. But this isn’t all. The police officer who […]

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