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Suspect arrested in journalist Aftab Alam murder probe

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KARACHI: Rangers and police personnel have arrested a suspect in connection to the murder of senior journalist Aftab Alam in Karachi earlier this week, sources told Geo News on Friday. According to the sources, law enforcers have completed their initial investigation into the murder and arrested the suspect , who is currently being interrogated. Alam […]

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Suspect arrested in journalist Aftab Alam murder probe

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KARACHI: Rangers and police personnel have arrested a suspect in connection to the murder of senior journalist Aftab Alam in Karachi earlier this week, sources told Geo News on Friday. According to the sources, law enforcers have completed their initial investigation into the murder and arrested the suspect , who is currently being interrogated. Alam […]

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Latest attacks on media in Pakistan leave two dead, two wounded

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On 8 September 2015, the Geo News digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van was attacked by unknown gunmen who killed satellite technical engineer Arshad Ali Jaffery and wounded the driver, Anis Chauhan. The incident occurred in Karachi, Pakistan. Jaffery received seven bullets to his chest, neck and upper body, while Chauhan was struck by a […]

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Two arrested for involvement in journalist’s murder

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QUETTA: Police and intelligence personnel have arrested two suspected militants for their alleged involvement in the murder of Baloch journalist Irshad Mastoi and his colleagues in August last year. This was stated by provincial Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti at a press conference he addressed along with IG Police Mohammad Amlish and Home Secretary […]

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‘Dacoits’ threaten to kill abducted Ghotki journalist

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KARACHI: “Stop the sit-in in front of the SSP office. Otherwise we will kill the journalist.” This was the last message from the dacoits allegedly holding journalist Hakim Abro captive to the journalists of Ghotki district, who have set up a camp for the release of their colleague. For the last three months, journalists and […]

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Heatwave and the working animal

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KARACHI: The number of people affected by the deadly heatwave in Sindh in general and Karachi in particular has crossed the 100,000 mark. It is a figure that is alarming in the sense that many of those who have lived all their lives in Karachi say that they have never experienced such a stifling summer […]

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No new heatwave this summer: Met official

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KARACHI: The harsh heatwave which killed more than 1,300 people in Karachi and other parts of Sindh over the past few days has ended, says a Met official. He said on Sunday that there was no threat of another such gruelling heatwave in the country, including its largest city along the Arabian Sea, this summer. […]

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Balochistan unrest: Journalist shot dead in Usta Mohammad

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QUETTA: A young journalist affiliated with a Quetta-based newspaper was shot dead at his home in the Usta Mohammad district of Balochistan on Sunday morning. Zafarullah Jattak, 35, was sleeping in his home at the time of the attack. The deceased was working as tehsil reporter for Daily Intikhab. According to DSP Khawand Bukhsh, armed […]

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Slain Pakistani journalist honoured by Newseum

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WASHINGTON: Fourteen journalists killed covering the news in 2014 — including Pakistani journalist IrshadMastoi — were recognised on Monday by the Newseum, which added their names to its Washington journalists’ memorial. IrshadMastoi, who was associated with Online International News Network and ARY News was shot dead in Quetta on August 28, 2014. Among those honored […]

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Journalism as a career option?

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Since 2000, more than 90 journalists have been killed in Pakistan and hardly any of these cases have been solved. Most journalists dying in the pursuit of their profession are Pakistani citizens Throughout the years of my life I have gained interest in various career fields — law, medicine and even government office — but […]

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Man kills teenage wife, mother-in-law for ‘honour’

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Karachi: A woman and her mother were gunned down in Chakiwara over honour, said the Chakiwara police on Wednesday. Chakiwara Station House Officer Muhammad Tufail Ahmed said a man arrived at the police station, identified himself as Amanat Khan and surrendered himself to the law enforcers.According to Khan’s statement, he had been receiving complaints regarding […]

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