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Grief overkill….and hitting out at the ISI

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A gun attack on a prominent journalist in the country’s largest city, on the road from the airport, would be enough bad news and to spare anywhere else. And everyone would be examining the cult of violence, and the stealth accompanying it, which has this nation in its grip. But such is the excitability, the […]

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Senate wants halt to criticism against ISI over journalist attack

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ISLAMABAD: Legislators in Upper House of parliament on Monday adopted a unanimous resolution to condemn the armed attack on journalist Hamid Mir. In the same breath, the senators urged all to stop bashing the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and other intelligence agencies until the completion of the investigation by the judicial commission. A majority of the […]

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Protect journalists to secure democracy: US

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WASHINGTON: A democracy cannot function if it fails to protect journalists, said the US State Department while condemning the attack on a Pakistani television anchor, Hamid Mir. In a separate statement, the Committee to Protect Journalists said that it’s alarmed by the continuing violence directed at journalists in Pakistan. Also, in a joint resolution, Washington-based […]

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The threat to media

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Pakistan has never been an easy country for journalists; more than 20 were killed in the last decade and until recently no convictions were forthcoming for those murders. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ranks Pakistan fifth in the world for countries most dangerous for journalists. Journalists regularly face harassment and intimidation. Threats to their […]

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A dangerous profession

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Sir: Journalism has become one of the most dangerous professions in the world. Latest reports indicate that close to a dozen international journalists and reporters are in lock up in Egypt, sparking protests for their release. On top of that, Pakistan has been at the top of most dangerous places to be a journalist for […]

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The media-wary chief

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IN recent days, the Twitter world didn’t just throw up the Tharoor-Tarar controversy. The Pakistani twitterati also discovered, to their excitement, an account run by Army Chief Raheel Sharif. Though the account appeared to have been active since December, the increased frequency of tweets in January drew the attention of many in the previous week […]

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