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ABS Jafri — a versatile journalist and man of character

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Akhtar bin Shahid Jafri, known to his friends and acquaintances as ABS Jafri, was one of the pioneers of journalism in Pakistan. Those who remember him still will be observing his 10th death anniversary this weekend. Jafri had a diverse career, spanning more than five decades — an accomplished journalist, a broadcaster, and a writer […]

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Reema visits KPC, calls journalists in Pakistan ‘fighters’

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KARACHI: Actor Reema, who has recently taken on her husband’s name ‘Tariq’, met journalists at Karachi Press Club on Wednesday to admire their determination. “There are two kinds of fighters in this world – the first are those who physically fight the war and the second are the ones who fight the war through words,” […]

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Honour: Pakistani journalist on ICC awards body

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KARACHI: A seasoned sports journalist from Pakistan has been inducted in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Award Voting Academy (AVA). Saleem Khaliq, sports editor of the Daily Express will continue to be the member of the body for two years where he will select outstanding cricketers for the ICC awards along with other members. The […]

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UNESCO chief slams murder of Pakistani journalist

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UNITED NATIONS: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday condemned the murder of Pakistani journalist Haji Abdul Razzak as well as the deaths of there journalists in Egypt and one in Guatemala, calling for a thorough investigation into these incidents. Mr Razzak, 35, was a reporter for the Urdu-language […]

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Hackistan: Afghan cyber guerrillas step up attacks on Pakistani websites

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KABUL: The latest weapon fired in the cross-border conflict that has strained relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan was delivered with the click of a mouse, capable only of wounding pride. In the past few days, a hacker group calling itself the Afghan Cyber Army has defaced roughly 300 Pakistani government and business websites with nationalistic […]

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Journalist I.H. Raashed dies at 82

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LAHORE: A selfless fighter for the rights of his community and veteran journalist, I.H. Raashed, died of heart failure on Thursday. He was 82. A trade unionist to the core and a fatherly figure for the journalist community, Mr Raashed suffered a heart attack after Fajr prayers and died soon afterwards at his residence in […]

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Job hazard: Journalist shot dead ‘for helping police’

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MULTAN: A newspaper reporter was shot dead on Friday in Bahawalnagar apparently for helping police in an investigation. Two roadside vendors were also injured. One of them later succumbed to his injuries. The other being treated at the district headquarters hospital, was said to be in critical condition. No one has been arrested. Police said […]

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Pakistani journalist selected to cover UN General Assembly session

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KARACHI: A Pakistani is among four journalists selected by the Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists to cover the 68th session of the UN General Assembly opening in September, it was announced on Wednesday. She is Maria Kamal, an assistant editor at The News International. The others are: Rose Wangui (Kenya), Leda Balbino (Brazil) and Guslin […]

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Pakistani Journalists Honored For Commitment to Free Expression

Two journalists of Pakistan have been honored by the international organization Human Rights Watch for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution. The awardees each received 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants of up to $10,000 to assist the writers who may have trouble finding paid work or who face legal or […]

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Pakistan journalists facing worst attitude from BCCI

By: Mohsin Ali ISLAMABAD: The ongoing bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India after a lapse of five years is a total loss as far as Pakistan Cricket Board finances are concerned. The situation as far as Pakistani cricket mad fans or even sports journalists are concerned is alarming as Indian High Commission has so […]

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