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Principal accused in journalist’s murder case arrested

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PESHAWAR: The police on Tuesday arrested the principal accused in the murder case of a journalist after the court dismissed his pre-arrest bail application.He had been absconder in the case since long. The University Campus Police arrested the main accused Sohail Khan after the District and Sessions Judge of Peshawar, Muhammad Younas, dismissed his bail […]

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PFUJ to protest against reporter’s murder today

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ISLAMABAD: Condemning the murder of Sohail Khan, a journalist from Haripur in Hazara of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists’ (PFUJ) Afzal Butt group has announced to observe protest today (Thursday) across the country. “We strongly condemn the killing of Sohail Khan and call upon the KP government to immediately arrest the culprits,” […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over stabbing to death of Mexico journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President of Mexico expressed concern over the stabbing to death of Mexican Media Company Grupo VX owner Moises Dagdug Lutzow, in his home in Villahermosa, Tabasco state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in letter urged the government to take decisive action in order to combat grave […]

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Mehboob Afridi becomes 14th tribal journalist to be slain

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SHABQADAR: When Mehboob Shah Afridi died in a suicide blast on January 19 in Jamrud, Khyber Agency, he became the 14th journalist from the tribal areas to lose his life while in the field since 9/11. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the world and the situation is far more […]

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Family feud led to killing of journalist: police

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KOHAT: Police claimed on Wednesday to have solved last week’s murder of a local journalist, holding a family dispute responsible for the crime. Hafeezur Rehman, the chief editor of weekly Nawa-i-Asia, correspondent of Neo news channel and president of cable TV network owners association, was shot dead in Kalo Khan Banda here on Sunday. Officials […]

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A Pakistani television journalist has been shot and killed by motorcycle gunmen in a tribal region in the country’s northwest that has been hit by a wave of attacks on members of the media. Unidentified gunmen killed Hafeez Ur Rehman of Neo TV Nov. 22 near his home in the town of Kohat in the […]

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Ex-employee of TV channel found murdered

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Karachi: A former employee of a private TV channel was found dead at her house in PIB Colony on Tuesday, apparently killed by robbers. Police said Sadaf Akhter, 33, was living with her father at his house near Qadri Masjid in Pir Elahi Bux Colony after her husband Imran Qureshi’s death. Her father, Chaudhry Madhi […]

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Under attack and afraid – Pakistani journalists leaving profession

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Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and it is becoming an increasingly difficult place for media personnel to work here safely. Pakistan has been a “frontline state” for almost four decades, which has polarised society and destroyed people’s sense of security. Over the last decade, I’ve seen Pakistan’s […]

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