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Two awarded death, four life terms

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SUKKUR: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge Mushtaq Ahmed Leghari on Saturday awarded the death sentence to two proclaimed offenders, life imprisonment to four under-trial prisoners and acquitted one accused in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Babar. ATC judge Kandhkot-Kashmore Mushtaq Ahmed Leghari announced the judgment on Saturday at the Shikarpur Central Jail, awarding […]

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Daniel Pearl murder convict attempts suicide in Hyderabad jail

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HYDERABAD: Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh, a death row prisoner convicted in the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl, had attempted suicide in his Hyderabad jail cell earlier this week, just a day before his appeal was to be heard in the Sindh High Court. Shaikh along with his three other accomplices, Salman Saqib, Fahad Naseem […]

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Media under fire

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WHY would the Taliban try to recruit insiders from the ranks of journalists? This was the first question that came to mind after a former student, now a journalist, sought my advice some months ago on whether to accept a Taliban offer of a hefty salary for spying on the media. I got my answer […]

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Wrong data regarding attacks on journalists by police: National Assembly

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National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Friday decided to move a privilege motion against Sindh and Punjab police for providing wrong data regarding attacks on journalists in their respective provinces. A sub-committee was also constituted to look into the issues pertaining to attacks on media persons, compensation to families of […]

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PFUJ condemns killing of journalist Afzal Khawaja in Usta Mohammad

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the killing of Journalist and Member PFUJ Afzal Khawaja in Police firing at Usta Mohammad, Baluchistan. In a statement, PFUJ President Rana Azeem said the ongoing violence in Balochistan was a matter of concern. The journalists were particularly at risk in the province and a number […]

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Wali Babar case hearing put off

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SHIKARPUR: The defence counsel in the journalist Wali Babar murder case on Saturday submitted an application in an anti-terrorism court, seeking transfer of the trial to a district and sessions court. The counsel for the accused argued that the murder case came under the jurisdiction of a sessions court according to the law. He requested […]

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Vigil held for slain media workers

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists in the federal capital on Sunday held a vigil for the three media workers who were killed in Karachi on January 17. Talking to the participants of the vigil, National Press Club president Shahryar Khan said the deadline to arrest the culprits passed on Sunday but the government did not take any action […]

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Hearing adjourned in Wali Babar murder case

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SHIKARPUR: An anti-terrorism court adjourned on Saturday the hearing of the television journalist Wali Babar murder case. Judge Mushtaque Ahmed Leghari of the ATC Kandhkot/Kashmore put off the hearing till Jan 25 as Advocate Salman Mujahid Baloch, the lawyer for the accused persons, did not appear in court. The court issued a final warning to […]

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PFUJ demands speedy justice in Wali Babar case

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SUKKUR: Journalists from Sukkur and Larkana division protested in front of the Central Prison Shikarpur on Saturday where the hearing in the Wali Khan Babar murder case was in progress by an ATC judge. Hundreds of journalists from Sukkur and Larkana rallied under the banner of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists in front of […]

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IFJ greets PFUJ

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LAHORE: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) congratulated the newly-elected body of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Wednesday. In a letter written to PFUJ Secretary Amin Yousuf, IFJ President Jim Boumelha showed full confidence to the newly elected body and said that IFJ is well aware of the myriads of challenges faced by […]

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Impunity poses a major threat to freedom of press in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Press International and Secretary General of the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali said that the perpetrators of violence against journalists and media workers enjoy almost absolute impunity in Pakistan, which is seriously hampering press freedom in the country. This he said while answering to various questions asked by Ifex […]

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Tributes to martyred media persons

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LAHORE: The journalist community across the country on Tuesday observed “Journalists Martyrs Day” on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Rana Muhammad Azeem and Secretary General Amin Yousaf. The community held seminars, rallies and ceremonies in their cities and districts to pay the rich tributes to all those journalists who were […]

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Seven Pakistani journalists honoured at Newseum memorial re-dedication

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WASHINGTON: The funeral toll pierces the hall like the dying shriek of each of the 82 journalists whose names were read out at a memorial re-dedication at the Newseum in Washington on Monday. Seven Pakistani media men were among those honoured. Pakistan, ‘one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists,’ saw another seven […]

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No country for journalists

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Pakistan continues to live up to its reputation for being the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. Malik Mumtaz Khan, a tribal journalist and president of the Miranshah Press Club was ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen in North Waziristan (NW) on Wednesday. He is the latest in a long list of journalists […]

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