We’re no saviours, go protect yourself, police tell media houses

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Islamabad Police have refused to provide security to media houses, asking them to make their own security arrangements. A source in the police department said that media owners had requested the police to provide security to media houses, however, the police refused to entertain the request citing shortage of police personnel. “At a meeting […]

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Pakistani journalist beaten in head during protests, accuses police in the attack

Pakistan Press Foundation

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Azam Khan, a Pakistani journalist who freelances for Thomson Reuters Foundation, is recovering from head injuries sustained on Sunday while covering anti-government protests in Islamabad. Khan said police beat him with clubs outside the parliament building and accused the media of stirring up the protests. He was returning to the […]

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Islamabad police to open accounts on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The 21st century is known as an age of technology and one of the most important types of new technology is the social media. Recognising its importance, the Islamabad police have decided to use social media as a communication tool for disseminating the information to public and getting recommendations from them to further improve […]

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Police & media failure: Islamabad saga

Pakistan Press Foundation

IT was a classic example of how poor coordination and mishandling of a security threat can enhance the danger at hand. For several years now the security and law-enforcement forces have been trying to map out counterterrorism and emergency-response policies and strategies to respond to the terrorist threat inside the country. But the drama that […]

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