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28 journalists killed in Pakistan during 2015

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ISLAMABAD: Twenty-eight journalists were killed and 23 injured while performing their professional duties in 2015 in Pakistan. Fifty-one cases were lodged and only three killers have been held so far. The Journalist Protect Committee, in its annual report, said that six journalists were killed in Karachi, five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Fata, four in […]

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PFUJ hails constitution of judicial commission in Balochistan

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KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists(PFUJ) has appreciated Balochistan Government for setting up of a judicial commission to investigate recent murder of Irshad Mastoi, General Secretary of Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ). The Judicial Commission headed by Justice Mohammad Hashim Kakkar of Balochistan High Court will encompass the entire incident during which Abdul Rasool and […]

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Journalists threaten self-immolation

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SUKKUR: Journalists in Badah have threatened self-immolation if the murderers of senior journalist Shan Dahar are not arrested soon. The journalists protested outside Badah Press Club on Monday and were led by its general secretary Iqbal Channa. The protesters strongly condemned the murder and termed it as an attempt to suppress the media. The Karachi […]

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Verdict to be out on 8th if defence lawyer fails to appear

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Karachi: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Kandhkot issued a notice on Saturday to the defence counsel in the murder trial of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, telling him to appear on January 8 or a decision would be announced against the defendants, Geo News reported. Defence counsel Suleman Mujahid Baloch, who is a member […]

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Delaying justice: No show at Wali Babar’s second hearing

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SUKKUR: Saturday was the second hearing of the murder case of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar in which neither the lawyers nor the witnesses showed up. The case was recently shifted to Kandhkot as the prosecutors and witnesses were facing security threats in Karachi. The first hearing of the case in Kandhkot was scheduled […]

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PFUJ demands effective, strict steps to end culture of impunity

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KARACHI: Pakistan is known as one of the most dangerous place for journalists and the culture of impunity is posing a major threat to them, which needs to be addressed at the earliest. This was stated by President Rana Azeem and Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Amin Yousuf in a statement issued here […]

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Record shifting ordered in Wali Babar case

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday ordered the shifting of record and proceedings of a case pertaining to the murder of a journalist to Kashmore-Kandhkot after high court ordered transfer of the case. Faisal Mahmood alias Nafsiati, Syed Mohammad Ali Rizvi, Shahrukh alias Mani, Naveed alias Polka and Shakil alias Malik along with their absconding […]

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Wali Babar case transferred to Kashmore-Kandhkot ATC

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday transferred the murder case of journalist Wali Khan Babar from Karachi to an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Kashmore-Kandhkot district. At the request of the Sindh government to transfer the trial from the metropolis in view of threats to the lives of case investigators, witnesses and prosecution lawyers, […]

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Government approaches SHC for transfer of Wali Babar murder trial

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Karachi: The provincial government filed an application with the Sindh High Court on Monday seeking the transfer of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar’s murder trial from an anti-terrorism court of Karachi to Shikarpur over security concerns for witnesses, the prosecutors and investigators. The application was filed by the member inspection team of the high […]

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Wali Babar murder trial to be transferred from Karachi, SC told

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Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to transfer the murder trial of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar from an anti- terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi to another city due to security concerns. “The formal request for the transfer of the trial will be made to the chief justice of the Sindh High Court so […]

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Murder case of Wali Khan Babar: Trial delayed as prosecutor goes on leave

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Karachi: The Anti-Terrorism Court-III adjourned the murder trial of Wali Khan Babar for a week on Tuesday after the special public prosecutor went on leave and an acting prosecutor failed to appear. Special Public Prosecutor Abdul Maroof was to make final arguments in the murder case of Babar, a Geo News reporter who was shot […]

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Media and massacre

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I would like to first pay tribute to Mike Deane, a journalist killed while covering the Cairo massacre. A shocking number of people, mostly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, have been killed and injured since the Morsi government was dismissed by the Egyptian army. Thanks to our colleagues in the west, courageous journalists all, we […]

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Killing fields: Journalists under fire

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FOR years now, Pakistan has been considered amongst the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. The impunity factor is used to demonstrate the depth of the problem: the state’s lack of interest in pursuing cases of journalists being murdered or harassed. This is apparent through just the bald facts: more than 20 journalists […]

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Job hazard: Journalist shot dead ‘for helping police’

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MULTAN: A newspaper reporter was shot dead on Friday in Bahawalnagar apparently for helping police in an investigation. Two roadside vendors were also injured. One of them later succumbed to his injuries. The other being treated at the district headquarters hospital, was said to be in critical condition. No one has been arrested. Police said […]

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