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‘Karachi You’re Killing Me’ goes to Bollywood’

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The bestseller which left celebrated writer Mohammed Hanif laughing in fits has now come to the attention of Bollywood. Karachi You’re Killing Me, a novel written by Pakistani journalist Saba Imtiaz is soon to become a Hindi film. Makers of the upcoming Bollywood movie, Airlift, have bought film rights from the young journalist and plan […]

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Veteran journalist Iqbal Mirza dies

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Veteran journalist and Assistant Editor Reporting Business Recorder Iqbal Mirza passed away on Tues-day night after brief illness. He was 81. He was survived by a wife and four daughters. His funeral prayers will be held at Masjid-e-Arifeen near Sea Breeze Plaza on Shahrah-e-Faisal at 1:30 pm on Wednesday. He will be laid to rest […]

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Pakistani journalist beaten in head during protests, accuses police in the attack

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WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Azam Khan, a Pakistani journalist who freelances for Thomson Reuters Foundation, is recovering from head injuries sustained on Sunday while covering anti-government protests in Islamabad. Khan said police beat him with clubs outside the parliament building and accused the media of stirring up the protests. He was returning to the […]

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Pak journalist, author receives award in India

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NEW DELHI: Pakistani journalist and author of the recently launched book, ‘Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience’, Reema Abbasi, was honoured as the best literary personality of the year at the Fifth Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards held in New Delhi yesterday.The largely attended event was organised by Pehchaan, a NGO focused on nurturing […]

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Journalist bodies ask Afghan govt to release Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Journalist bodies have demanded the Afghan government to immediately release Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who had mistakenly crossed the Afghan border and was sentenced to four years prison sentence by the Afghan authorities. “It is amazing that Pakistan is accommodating 3.5 million illegal Afghan immigrants; however, a journalist who mistakenly crossed the border was […]

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President confirms efforts for the release of Pakistani journalist

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Karachi: President Mamnoon Hussain said today that all-out efforts are under way for early release of Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who is imprisoned in Afghanistan. Talking to a journalists’ delegation, he said, if needed, he would personally talk to President Hamid Karzai for the release of Faizullah. The delegation informed the President that an Afghan […]

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Pakistan asks Karzai to pardon jailed journalist before Eid

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday appealed to Afghan President Hamid Karzai to issue a pardon to a journalist facing a four-year jail term in Afghanistan for “contacting terrorists”. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with the Pakistani private TV channel, ARY News, was arrested in April by Afghan security forces in Nangarhar Province. He was sentenced earlier this […]

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Kabul asked to release Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Mediapersons and politicians on Wednesday expressed their resolve to use all influence with the Afghan authorities to ensure the release of Pakistani journalists Faizullah Khan. Last week, the Karachi based reporter was convicted by a Jalalabad court to serve a four year jail on charges of spying as he entered the country without legal […]

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Hamid Mir and the state

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Hamid Mir and the stateThe outrageous attempt to murder Hamid Mir, arguably Pakistan’s most prominent TV anchor today, is just one more exposure of the utter breakdown of governance throughout Pakistan which, not to put too fine a point on it, is tantamount to the ultimate disaster of state failure. This is not because of […]

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir victim of attempted murder

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VIENNA, April 21, 2014 – Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, a renowned television presenter with the country’s Geo TV, was the victim of yet another attack on Saturday evening, which left him seriously wounded. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Mir’s car as the journalist was driving on his way from the Karachi airport to the studios […]

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Journalist & Broadcaster Masood Alam to be laid to rest today

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ISLAMABAD: A known journalist and broadcaster Masood Alam, who had died in a road accident on the rainy Tuesday night, will be laid to rest at Islamabad’s H-11 Graveyard on Friday afternoon at 3pm. He was 48. His family members had delayed the funeral as his two children, currently studying in Canada, were due to […]

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Putting Press Freedom at the Heart of Anti-Poverty Efforts

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Umar Cheema, a Pakistani journalist, wrote often about the military. Then one night masked men hauled him from his car and during six hours of torture, sexual humiliation, and threats, they made it clear that the reporting should stop. Cheema not only refused to stop writing, he went public with his ordeal. “I wanted to […]

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Pak journalist maligned in mysterious death of Tharoor’s wife

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ISLAMABAD: Wife of an Indian minister died mysteriously in her hotel room in Delhi on Friday night after she accused a Pakistani journalist of having an affair with her husband, Shashi Tharoor, a well-known UN figure who returned to India and became a minister. Mrs Sunanda Tharoor in her messages on Twitter had accused the […]

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ABS and his tribe of the pen

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Those enchanted evenings where novices like me could hone their skills by sharing a toast with the learned and the accomplished have long left our press clubs. But we, the products of those evenings, are still around to tell the story. It was the start of the depressing decade of 1980s. The cacophony of General […]

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