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Alleged killers of journalists arrested after the murder

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Law enforcement agencies of Pakistan succeeded in their efforts and have arrested alleged killers of Baloch journalist Irshad Mastoi and two his colleagues. Balochistan Home Minister Mir Safaraz Bugti during a press conference at the Home Ministry informed media on September 2 that the arrested target killers had confessed to the killing of journalists in […]

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Two arrested for involvement in journalist’s murder

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QUETTA: Police and intelligence personnel have arrested two suspected militants for their alleged involvement in the murder of Baloch journalist Irshad Mastoi and his colleagues in August last year. This was stated by provincial Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti at a press conference he addressed along with IG Police Mohammad Amlish and Home Secretary […]

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Journalists heading media outlets killed since 1914

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LAHORE: While the autopsy report of Maria Golovnina, the Pakistan and Afghanistan Bureau chief for foreign news wire “Reuters,” strengthens the common belief that this terrorism-hit country has been a dangerous working place for foreign bureau chiefs, research shows that it has been equally unsafe for their local counterparts, a good number of whom have […]

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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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Inaction over journalists’ murders lamented

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QUETTA: No arrests have been made over the murders of three journalists, Irshad Mastoi, Abdul Rasool, and Muhammad Younas, in the city despite a lapse of 40 days after. This was said by journalists who had gathered to commemorate their slain colleagues on the 40th day of their killing during a condolence reference held at […]

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Call for arrest of killers of media workers

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QUETTA: Speakers at a condolence reference here on Sunday paid homage to two journalists and an accountant of a news agency murdered in an attack on their office and said journalists working in Balochistan would never surrender to violence. The reference was held by the Quetta Press Club for Online news agency’s bureau chief Irshad […]

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Balochistan march threatened if killers of journalists not held

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QUETTA: Journalists will march towards Balochistan if the killers of martyred journalists of Quetta were not traced, threatened President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Afzal Butt while lighting candles in the memory of martyred journalists Irshad mastoid, Abdur Rasool and Muhammad Yunus in front of the Press Club Sunday evening. President Balochistan Union of […]

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Press clubs remain closed in protest against journalists’ killing

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QUETTA: Press clubs across the country remained closed on Monday in protest against the recent killing of three media workers in Quetta and the failure of security agencies to arrest their killers. Journalist unions held demonstrations in various cities and towns and hoisted black flags on press club buildings. The call for protests was given […]

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Siraj condemns journalists’ killings

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QUETTA: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday condemned the killings of renowned journalists, Irshad Mastoi and Abdur Rasool Khajak, in Quetta and journalists across the country. Sirajul Haq arrived at the Quetta Press Club and expressed his condolence with the families of Irshad Mastoi and Abdur Rasool Khajak and the journalist community. He said journalists […]

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Journalists to close Quetta Press Club today to mourn killings

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QUETTA – While intensifying the protest movement, journalists here have announced they will close Quetta Press Club on Monday (today) to mourn the killing of three colleagues. Gunmen barged into the office of Online News Agency and killed its Bureau Chief Irshad Mastoi, reporter Abdul Rasool and accountant Muhammad Younas on August 28th in Kabir […]

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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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Quetta journalists resume protest

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QUETTA: Journalists on Tuesday resumed their protests for the sixth consecutive day against the targeted killings of senior journalist Irshad Mastoi and two other media personnel here. The law enforcement agencies have failed to find any evidence regarding the incident. Protesters raised slogans against the government for failing to protect the lives and assets of […]

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Mengal condemns journalists’ killing

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QUETTA: President Balochistan National Party Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that the killing of Irshad Mastoi and his colleagues is to suppress voice of down trodden segments. On one hand it is big loss of journalistic field while it is also a big incident for political forces. Talking to President Quetta Press Cub Razaur Rehman […]

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Targeting journalists

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THANKS to political events, in recent months, the narrative about the media in Pakistan has come to resemble the one about politicians: corrupt, compromised and not worth championing. Too much is said about the media’s role in supporting vested interests or furthering various political agendas in exchange for bribes. Not enough is said about the […]

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