Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) urges Turkish President immediately release Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah, allow him to work in Turkey

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged immediate release of Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah and allow him to work in Turkey without fear of obstruction. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in letter to President Erdogan urged Turkish government to ensure that Syrian journalists like Jarrah, who […]

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Suspect held for harassing woman through fake Facebook accounts

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency has arrested a man for allegedly harassing a woman by operating three fake Facebook profile accounts in her name. The arrest, made late Wednesday evening and officially announced on Thursday morning, was made on the complaint of a 28-year-old woman. In her complaint to the Cyber Crime Circle (CCC) on […]

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Pakistani journalists, activists faced increasing hostility in 2015: HRW

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Journalists and activists in Pakistan faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both the state and militant groups, according to Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. In the 659-page World Report 2016, which has reviewed human rights practices in more than 90 countries, HRW says the government […]

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No culture of girlfriend in Islamic society, says SC

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ISLAMABAD: The top court has rejected a bail application of accused who is allegedly involved in creating Facebook account of a female without consent and uploaded her pictures. The two-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, on Wednesday took up bail application, filed by a young boy namely Muhammad Munir, […]

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FIA arrests student for harassing girl on Facebook

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KARACHI: The Cyber Crime Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested a young student for allegedly blackmailing a girl via the social networking website, Facebook. The accused, 21-year-old Abdul Moiz, was arrested on Thursday night during a raid at his residence in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. He was shifted to the Crime Circle for […]

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Tribal journalists continue protest against alleged harassment

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LANDIKOTAL: The Tribal Union of Journalists, Khyber Agency chapter, on Sunday held a protest rally at Bab-i-Khyber in Jamrud tehsil and demanded the government to protect their life and honour. The protest rally was jointly organised by the TUJ Khyber and Khyber Siyasi Ettihad on Sunday. Besides journalists from Landikotal, Jamrud and Bara, representatives of […]

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Online misogyny discussed, analysed

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LAHORE: Last week, in a video that went viral on social media, analyst Faisal Qureshi employed misogynist references to assail Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan for his comments on Pakistan banning the screening of his flick Phantom. A few days later, a motivational speaker used a derogatory word for a Pakistani actress who had defended […]

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Gender bias: Transgender people face harassment in police lockup

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KARACHI: At the Saddar police station, officers pass mischievous looks. “Humaray station par madhuris aye hain [We have beautiful maidens at our station today],” smirked one of them, walking towards a shabby lockup. Inside, Rimmel and Moni, two transgender people, huddle close to each other, looking petrified. “I pray that tonight we sleep at our […]

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Unequal responses

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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack reignited the debate around freedom of expression. Numerous conversations ensued on the horror of the attack, the condemnations it elicited, the debate on the motives of the attackers and the justifications offered and repulsed. However, while no degree of coverage provided to such atrocities can suffice when […]

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IG asked to take stern action against harassment

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KARACHI: A social activist on Sunday demanded of Inspector General of Police Sindh to take stern action against two persons Koral Kori and Nadeem Ujjan for harassing a respectable citizen Mumtaz Khuhro by issuing fake news and lodging false cases against him. He said in a statement: “We held a protest demonstration on Razidero Bypass […]

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Girl gang-raped during abduction

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Israr Ahmad A case in this regard was registered with PS Airport on March 26, 2013. The area magistrate of Civil Lines Circle Qaiser Hussain Marl recorded the statement of the victim girl namely Safia Bibi, daughter of Muhammad Maqbool, a poor taxi driver and residing in Dhoke Munshi, under section 164. In her statement, […]

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Violence against women

KARACHI: The term violence against women has been defined as a range of sexually, psychologically, and physically coercive acts used against women by current or former male intimate partners. A recent study, conducted in Karachi, reported that an alarmingly large proportion of women are subjected to physical violence and that this has serious physical and […]

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Rumpus in PTA HQ as power struggle continues

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By Jawwad Rizvi and Zubair Kasuri Senior officials seen in CCTV footage trying to harass or kidnap two members who opposed hasty $2 billion 3G auction LAHORE: After removal of the former PTA chairman Farooq Awan and repatriation of various officials to their parent departments, smooth functioning of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been […]

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