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HRCP team briefed on problems faced by journalists

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QUETTA: Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and prominent human rights activist Asma Jehangir has offered to voluntarily defend journalists in anti-terrorism cases filed against them in Balochistan. A delegation of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) comprising Zahra Yusuf, Asma Jehangir, I.A Rehman, Ghazi Salahuddin, Mohammed Hanif and Tahir Hussain visited […]

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 […]

The price of a misleading headline

By: Mazhar Abbas “Balach ko apni zameen bhi nahi mili” was the misleading headline ‘given’ to an article written by senior columnist Abdus Salam, alias Dr Chishti Mujahid, printed in the country’s leading Urdu weekly, Akhbar-e-Jehan, at the death of Baloch nationalist leader Mir Balach Marri. This headline eventually resulted in the murder of Dr […]

Committee to study Balochistan journalists’ problems

QUETTA: A fact-finding commission constituted by the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) on the problems being faced by the journalists in Balochistan will submit in two months its report about mediapersons’ deaths in incidents of target killing, harassment and payment of compensation. “The commission on the problems faced by journalists of Balochistan will be headed […]

Press Council of Pakistan asks Balochistan to facilitate fact-finding body

By: Obaid Abrar Khan ISLAMABAD: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has written a letter to the Chief Secretary Balochistan asking him to extend full support to the three-member fact-finding committee to assess the scale of violence against working journalists in the province. PCP Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi in his letter wrote that article 19 of […]