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Television channel engineer injured in a shooting attack

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Hassan Mateen, engineer of Dawn News television channel was shot and injured on November 27 by unidentified armed men in Karachi, the biggest city of Pakistan. The armed men fired six shot at Dawn news digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van, one of which hit Mateen in his shoulder after breaking window glass. He was […]

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Dawn News engineer injured in Karachi attack

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KARACHI: A Dawn News’ digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van came under armed attack near Essa Nagri on Friday night, which left its engineer injured in a second such assault on media in the city in less than three months. In September, an attack on Geo News van killed its engineer while the driver suffered […]

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SHC issues notices to Zulfiqar Mirza, TV channels, PEMRA

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday refrained former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza from leveling ‘false and baseless’ allegations against Anver Majid, especially in interviews with TV channels, without backing up his claims with proof. The directions came in response to an application filed by Majid against Mirza, Geo TV, Dunya News, ARY Communications, […]

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Pakistan media staff injured as TV vans attacked

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn the attacks on Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) equipment of various television stations on Islamabad on Sunday, November 30. A number of unidentified people threw small explosives described as crackers, targeting the DSNG of Dunya News, Dawn News and […]

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Low powered explosives hurled at television channels’ vans, staff injured in Islamabad

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Unknown motorcycle riders hurled low powered explosive devices, commonly called crackers, at digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vans of private TV channels Dawn News, Dunya News and Abb Tak News at Islamabad on Sunday, November 30 injuring five media professionals. The incident occurred after a political rally, organized by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) when two […]

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Media workers attacked

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IT is well known that for those in the media business, Pakistan is a country full of occupational hazards. Here journalists are ‘advised’, threatened or even killed by a variety of actors if they refuse to toe the line. The attack on media workers in Islamabad on Sunday appears to be part of this pattern […]

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5 media men hurt in cracker attack

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RAWALPINDI: Five media personnel, two of them from DawnNews, were injured and their digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vans were damaged when two men on a motorcycle hurled crackers at them at the Faizabad interchange here on Sunday night. SSP Islamabad Asmatullah Junego said the target was the DSNG of DawnNews. No-one claimed responsibility for […]

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