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Democratic Panel clean sweeps KUJ Dastoor polls

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Rashid Aziz and Moosa Kaleem were elected the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) Dastoor’s president and general secretary respectively for the year 2021-22 after the elections held at the Karachi Press Club. According to the results announced by the election committee, the KUJ’s Democratic Panel bagged all of the seats. Aslam Khan and Wakeelur Rehman […]


Jang-Geo reporter in Sanghar passes away

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SUKKUR: The senior reporter of Jang/Geo Sanghar, Akhtar Qureshi, has passed away after cardiac arrest on Friday. Journalists, civil society, and politicians of Sanghar have paid rich tributes to his services and said the deceased would be remembered for long. Newspaper: The News


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel today

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MINGORA: The 12th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent for Geo News and The News, is being observed today. A function has been arranged at the Swat Press Club in Mingora, where journalists, writers and local elders are going to pay tributes to the slain journalist. It may be recalled that unidentified persons had shot […]


THE YEAR IN COMEDY

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Pakistan’s politics repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. So, while you may initially be inclined to shed tears over it, a better reaction, I humbly suggest, might be to enjoy the absurdities for what they are. It is the greatest comic show, better than anything you could find on Netflix. And it certainly […]


A report on reporters-I

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Last year March 27 was undoubtedly a tragic day in Sialkot when Zeeshan Butt, a local journalist working for a Lahore-based newspaper (Nawa-e-Waqt), was on phone. He was talking to the Sialkot District Council Chairperson Hina Arshad Warraich and complaining about death threats hurled on him by a PML-N backed Union Council Chairman Imran Cheema. […]


Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

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Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]


Police visit journalist house to arrest hardcore criminal

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police on Friday visited home of a The News journalist in search of a hardcore criminal. The journalist is a senior member of The News investigation team. Showing the picture of a 50 years plus person with beard on his face, the Aabpara Police of Islamabad informed the members of the journalist’s family […]


PPF concerned over detention of journalist in Mozambique

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique has expressed concern over the detention of a journalist along with a researcher and driver. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the detention of journalist and termed it an act to threaten journalists from investigating any story. PPF called on […]


Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalist

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Islamabad police have registered a first investigation report (FIR) against five persons, including the security guards of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, for assaulting a Samaa TV cameraman on Monday. TV footage had showed Syed Wajid Ali, the cameraman, lying on the ground outside the parliament building after a security guard […]


Pakistan’s army is behind an unprecedented clampdown on the media

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Upon superficial inspection, Pakistan’s market for expression is enjoying a golden age. This is a still a land of broadsheet newspapers, in both Urdu and English. Television channels only multiply. The country hardly lacks for people with a point of view, with regiments of columnists and teeming opinion-formers on social media. This picture of a thriving, […]


Outstanding dues: CPNE stages protest outside Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday organised a peaceful protest outside the Sindh Assembly, asking the provincial government to pay outstanding dues to newspaper organisations and to ensure transparency in the award of government advertisements. The demonstration was attended by a large number of workers and owners of newspapers and the CPNE […]


Hussain Naqi praised for bold journalism

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HYDERABAD: Senior journalists described veteran newsman Hussain Naqi as the name of resistance and a rebel at a reception in his honour held at the local press club here on Monday. Veteran journalist Abdul Aziz Malik said Hussain Naqi always fought for rights and the truth though he had to face a tough time. He […]


PFUJ deplores raid on journalist’s house in Karachi

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the Sindh government for conducting a raid on the house of journalist Shabbar Aazmi. “The police raid on the house of bedridden Shabbar Aazmi, who suffered a paralysis attack a few months ago and is wheelchair-bound, is not only highly condemnable but also a shameless […]


Journalist shot dead, another injured in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday. The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon. […]