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Seven media personnel seriously injured in baton charge by police and paramilitary Rangers

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Seven media personnel were seriously injured in baton charge by law-enforcement agencies on February 2, 2016 while covering the protest demonstration by state owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) against the planned privatization of the national airlines. Shots were fired during the protest demonstration in which two employees of PIA lost their lives. Eye witnesses said […]

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Media men face law enforcers’ wrath

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KARACHI: It is generally believed that a journalist can save his skin in times of crisis by showing his identity. But on Tuesday whoever was wearing a press card and trying to cover the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees’ protest, faced collective wrath of law enforcers. After the shots had been fired in a rally […]

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Alleged killers of journalists arrested after the murder

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Law enforcement agencies of Pakistan succeeded in their efforts and have arrested alleged killers of Baloch journalist Irshad Mastoi and two his colleagues. Balochistan Home Minister Mir Safaraz Bugti during a press conference at the Home Ministry informed media on September 2 that the arrested target killers had confessed to the killing of journalists in […]

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LEAs killed more in January than last year’s same period: HRCP

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KARACHI: There has been a 32 per cent rise in the number of people killed by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in a single month of January in 2015 as compared to the number of people killed by the LEAs during the same month in 2014, though the overall number of people killed during both the […]

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HRCP urges state apparatus to ‘get its act together’

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) exhorted the government, law enforcement agencies and the intelligence apparatus on Tuesday to get their act together instead of passing the buck regarding the Shikarpur carnage. “In the wake of the dastardly attack on the imambargah in Shikarpur probe deeper than who visited the area. It is […]

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Sharif govt has failed to protect religious freedoms: HRW

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ISLAMABAD: Violent attacks on members of religious minorities rose significantly in 2014 as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government failed to ensure protection of religious freedoms, says a report of the Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a statement attached to the report, Phelim Kine, the deputy Asia director at the New York-based HRW, regretted that “the […]

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Sindh bans cell phones on campus as parents worry about kids’ security

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Karachi: As a majority of schools across the province reopened after a winter vacation period extended for the most tragic of reasons, student attendance at private and public institutes on Monday was said to be encouragingly high. However, apprehensions still reign over parents’ minds as grave threats persist, and it was to this end that […]

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The rivalries must go one – Pakistan media bitterly divided

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2014 has been one of the most difficult years for the Pakistani media. Due to the alarming, yet familiar, threats from militant groups, law enforcement agencies, and political parties, the Pakistani media remained bitterly divided. The annual press freedom report released here by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) said that 2014 saw media professionals paying a […]

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Lawmakers urge army to secure minorities

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ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers representing minorities in the Senate Panel have demanded of the government to deploy army personnel for the security of non-Muslims in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. “Only Army personnel security can stop ongoing migration of Hindus and Sikhs from the province [K-P],” observed Senator Hamman Das of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal, while talking to The Express Tribune. “Minorities have […]

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A new kind of cybercrime brings robbers to your doorstep

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KARACHI: Placing an online ad on websites like OLX or Facebook to sell items is a good way to attract buyers, but it may also attract robbers and gangs. A worrying crime trend has emerged in the city; criminals and gangs involved in muggings and street crimes are now scouring such websites in search of […]

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Punjab govt protecting those harassing journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Police officials who played a key role in a campaign to intimidate journalists in recent days and also raided their residences to harass the family members are now playing different tricks to protect their powerful bosses who had ordered them to terrorise citizens. The Punjab government also made sure that no proper […]

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There should be no hegemony in media, says Javed Jabbar

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KARACHI: Former federal information minister Javed Jabbar said that the topic the media chose to cover on Monday and the length of time the media devoted to that subject was superfluous as it did not serve any social purpose. Not only the coverage was inappropriate but it was also negative. Elaborating the negative aspect of […]

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Attackers of Hamid Mir will be brought to book, says Nawaz

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday whosoever was involved in the attack on Geo News anchorperson Hamid Mir would be brought to the book. He said an independent judicial inquiry commission had been constituted to probe the incident and findings of this commission once it concluded its investigations would be made public. Prime […]

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Ordinance challenged in Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: The Protection of Pakistan (Amendment) Ordinance promulgated on Jan 22 for providing legal cover to enforced disappearances has been challenged before the Supreme Court. The joint petition, submitted by advocates Inamur Raheim and Tariq Asad on Monday, sought a declaration from the court that the legislation was a draconian law as it was inconsistent […]

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