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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. […]

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Journalist among four killed in Charsadda firing

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CHARSADDA: Four persons, including a journalist, were killed in a firing incident here on Tuesday, police sources said. The sources said the accused identified as Arshad Jamal, who was said to be a drug addict, opened fire on his mother, sister-in-law, nephew and cousin over a domestic issue at Tala Shah in Umarzai area of […]

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Journalists walk out of KP assembly

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Parliamentary journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday staged a token walk-out of the house to register protest against the murder of the Haripur based journalist Sohail Khan. The Haripur based journalist had been shot dead after he submitted a formal application with the concerned police station of his district. The deceased was reportedly receiving […]

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Rights violations by Punjab police irk NCHR chief

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ISLAMABAD:The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) chairman Ali Nawaz Chohan on Tuesday expressed serious reservations and displeasure over the performance of Punjab police force. After hearing the plea of a father, whose young son had allegedly been killed by the police in an encounter, Chohan showed grave concern over the police’s attitude, especially in […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation expresses serious concern over Philippines radio broadcaster’s killing

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President of Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III expressed serious concern over the killing of radio broadcaster Elvis Ordaniza inside his house by an unidentified assailant on 19 February 2016 in Zamboangadel Sur, southern Philippines. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to President Aquino III […]

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115 killings make Pakistan fourth deadliest country for journalists

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BRUSSELS: Pakistan is fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and comes behind Mexico, Philippines and Iraq according to an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) report released on Wednesday. The report which chronicles journalist deaths since 1990, says that at least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed […]

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Journalist shot dead in Dera Ismail Khan

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a journalist here on Saturday, police officials said on Saturday. They said that the gunmen opened fire on Muhammad Omar, who was a correspondent for a local newspaper, near Niazi Chowk. They said that Muhammad Omar sustained critical injuries in the attack. He was taken to the District […]

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‘Two hitmen involved in DSNG attack held’

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KARACHI: Two suspected hitmen allegedly belonging to a banned sectarian outfit and involved in a dozen targeted killings, including those of policemen and three media workers, were arrested on Tuesday, a senior police officer said. Karachi-West DIG Feroze Shah added that the police apprehended Naveed, alias Tanveer, and Saqib in Nazimabad. “The held suspects belonged […]

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Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcating Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that terrorists cannot silence the voice of the journalists and stop the government from rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country. He stated this while addressing the participants of a protest march organised here by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National […]

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Under attack: Television reporter assassinated in ambush

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KOHAT: Television journalist Hafeezur Rehman was shot dead by unidentified people in Kalo Banda, Kohat on Sunday morning. He was the second journalist in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to lose his life in such a grizzly manner in 2015. A police official said Rehman was on his bike when he was targeted by the gunmen. “He was hit […]

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HRW urges Pakistan to bring killers of Zaman Mehsud to justice

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New York: Pakistani authorities should conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into the killing of journalist and rights monitor Zaman Mehsud, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday. Gunmen fatally shot Mehsud on November 4, while he was riding his motorcycle in the Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “We killed him because he was writing against us. […]

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Journalist shot dead in Tank

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TANK: Tribal journalist and human rights activist Mohammad Zaman Mehsud was gunned down in an ambush in Tank, southern district of Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, on Tuesday, only a day after the International Day of End Impunity Against Journalists was observed the world over. Police and witnesses said that Zaman Mehsud was going to Tank from Gomal […]

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Journalists demand arrest of colleagues’ killers

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QUETTA: Families of 26 journalists killed in targeted attacks in different parts of Balochistan over the past decade are still awaiting arrest of the killers. They as well as the families of 19 other journalists who lost their lives in bomb explosions and other incidents of terrorism during the same period, have not yet been […]

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Taliban claim responsibility for killing of tribal journalist in Pakistan

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On the morning of 3 November 2015, one day after the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, journalist Zaman Mehsud was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his motorcycle in Tank, a district in Khyber Pahktunkhwa province, Pakistan. According to Reuters news agency, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban […]

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