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Irshad Mastoi: Journalist’s murder probe complete

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has yet to decide whether or not it should make public a judicial commission’s report on the targeted killing of a senior journalist in Quetta. Irshad Mastoi, bureau chief of Online news distribution agency, as well as a reporter Abdul Rasul and an accountant Mohammed Younus were killed on August 28, […]

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Balochistan High Court stays action on cases against Geo

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QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court on Thursday issued a stay order with regard to the proceedings on the cases filed against a programme of the Geo TV morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’. A two-member bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC), comprising Justice Muhammad Noor Muskaanzai and Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar, issued the stay order […]

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Dangerous times

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By: NAZIHA SYED ALI THE first thing that strikes you upon speaking with journalists in Balochistan is the palpable sense of fear among them. A few weeks ago, I met some of them while they were attending a workshop in Quetta. They came from all over the province, including some of the areas where the […]

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Notices issued to six dailies

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QUETTA: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) issued show-cause notices to owners and editors of six newspapers on Wednesday for publishing statements of banned organisations accepting responsibility for acts of terrorism. The bench comprising Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan issued the notices during the hearing of a […]

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Media bodies to be stopped from covering banned outfits

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is writing letters to the media representative bodies and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) asking private media to avoid carrying the statements of banned outfits. “This ministry, however, is addressing a letter to the All Pakistan Newspaper Society, Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors, Pakistan Broadcasters Association as […]

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