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Counter Terrorism Department of police pick up journalist

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Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a senior sub-editor of Nai Baat daily newspaper was picked up by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police during a raid on his home in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and media centre. Chaudhry’s wife Ghulam Fatima submitted an application to the police station, in which she stated that armed men some […]

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Journalists threaten sit-ins in front of assemblies

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ISLAMABAD: Journalist associations across Pakistan Tuesday warned the government against adopting delaying tactics to meet their demands and made a categorical pledge that if transmission of Geo News and ARY Television was not fully restored in all parts of the country then they would also set up protest camps in front of the national and […]

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Journalists protest against curbs on media continues

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ISLAMABAD: The protest against discriminatory steps towards news channels, including Geo and ARY Television, continued for the second day in front of all press clubs across Pakistan in which journalists called for immediate steps by the government to ensure that all news channels are shown on the cable without any discrimination. The journalists raised slogans […]

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Karachi Press Club – the country’s very own Hyde Park

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Karachi: Many years ago, Josephine Campbell, a very senior American journalist, sent this scribe an e-mail asking about the significance of the Karachi Press Club because she was intrigued that many news stories originating from the financial hub of Karachi were somehow related with the club. Sadly enough, Campbell, an accomplished journalist who wrote for […]

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Youm-e-Dua observed in country for Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: The issue of assassination attempt on Geo TV senior anchor Hamid Mir is continuously haunting the media with different organisations and civil society pouring words of condemnation and offering prayers for his early recovery. Different organisation, including journalists, civil society bodies and political leaders, throughout the country Friday observed “Youm-e-Dua” for Hamid Mir, praying […]

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Sharjeel lauds journalists’ fight for democracy

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Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Wednesday the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and journalists were pro-democracy and had always fought for strengthening the country’s democratic system. They had actively participated in the struggle for the restoration of democracy and against dictatorships, he said while addressing a ceremony […]

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Attack on freedom of speech: ‘The time has come for the media to unite’

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KARACHI: Journalists, political leaders and civil society activists stood united on Saturday against the attack in which three employees of Express News were killed, demanding the government to take stern action against those responsible for the deaths. The media bodies asked provincial and federal governments to take appropriate measures for the safety and security of […]

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KPC no more a safe haven for journalists, politicians

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By Razzak Abro KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC), which was once considered by politicians and journalists a safe haven, even during the worst law and order situations, has seemingly lost its status of being ‘sanctuary’. The looming terrorism threat was evident from the worried posture of politicians and large number of journalists at the […]

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