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Ban on death penalty in terror cases lifted

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ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: Pakistan ended its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, the prime minister’s office announced on Wednesday. “There is no good and bad Taliban. The military operation is taking on all terrorists without any discrimination,” Nawaz Sharif replied to a questioner during a press briefing. He said it was agreed to continue the […]

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Countrywide protests by PFUJ, press clubs today

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ISLAMABAD: The journalist community widely condemned the attack on the female anchor of Geo News Sana Mirza and other journalists by PTI workers in Lahore on Monday. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Council of Pakistan Press Clubs have given a call for a protest against the misbehaviour and manhandling of journalists […]

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Attack on journalists condemned

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LAHORE: Ignoring instructions of their leadership, activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf misbehaved with the team of a media house during coverage of PTI’s shutter-down call for the provincial metropolis. They tossed bottles and gravel on known anchorperson Sana Mirza, Sohail Warraich and reporters Jawad Malik, Ameen Hafeez and Ahmed Fraz of GeoNews besides using slingshots […]

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Govt tried to buy journalists but they refused: Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said journalists are not for sale and media workers have played an important role in restoration of democracy and sustainability in the country. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Federation of Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at his residence in Bani Gala, he said the government tried to […]

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How serious are Imran’s allegations against journalists?

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KARACHI: The allegations of corruption against journalists are not new in this country. Political parties and successive governments have never been happy with this community. But such accusations, if they come from the national leaders like Imran Khan, they damage their credibility. So the accusations must be probed and Imran should come out with evidence, […]

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Imran accuses govt of buying journalists, media houses, anchors, analysts

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JHELUM: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday alleged that billions of rupees were spent to buy journalists, media houses, anchors and analysts. He said Rs10 bn were given to media houses in one year and now Rs3 bn are being given to them every month.He said the government had provided the Intelligence Bureau […]

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Political parties rebuke PEMRA’s decision against ARY News

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KARACHI: Almost all of the political parties of the country have condemned PEMRA’s decision of suspending the license of ARY News, in strongest of the words, ARY News reported. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that PEMRA is not independent in making its decisions, while his party stands with ARY News on the […]

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Diwali at D-Chowk: PTI vows to uphold minority rights

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday made commitment with the minorities to give them protection, justice and equal rights as per the vision of the founder of the nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah, after coming to power. “We would empower the weak and give them protection,” PTI chairman Imran Khan said while addressing the sit-in […]

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Understanding digital politics

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I practice, research and teach media and can understand that populism clouds the process of democracy. I see populism in the movement of Imran Khan and that the exclusivism prevailing in the corridors of power is feeding this populism. Khan’s movement relies on projection of simplified and generalised complexities of a system that has been […]

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Pakistan Opposition leader Imran Khan condemns attacks on media

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The IFJ welcomes the outcome of a of a meeting between the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the chairman of opposition party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, on Friday, September 19, to draw attention to the recent attacks on journalists and media across Pakistan at opposition party rallies. The PTI has been demonstrating […]

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Eight Jang Group workers unions issue rejoinder to Imran Khan

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RAWALPINDI: After Imran Khan’s undemocratic and unlawful act of inciting his workers to boycott and attack the Geo/Jang Group through provocative and inflammatory speeches, the workers’ unions of the Jang Group of Newspapers have rejected the latest statement of the PTI chief against the attacks on the Geo offices. They said: “How can this statement […]

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Mushahidullah asks: Which state organ didn’t err?

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahiddulah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while speaking to the joint sitting of parliament on Thursday, said that no institution had committed any mistake but the country had been pushed to the verge of collapse. He said that the sit-ins of the PTI and PAT had inflicted huge losses on the country.He […]

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Govt standing with the media, freedom of expression: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday expressed solidarity with journalists injured during the coverage of the Azadi and Inqilab marches, saying that the government was standing with journalists, media workers and the freedom of expression. Talking to a private TV channel, he apologised over the act of […]

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Imran Khan condemns attack on SAMAA’s cameraman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday condemned the attack on SAMAA TV’s cameraman during live coverage of his speech. Two men disguised as PTI’s workers beat up SAMAA’s cameraman Muhammad Tariq and broke his camera. Reacting to the assault, Khan said that he would expel his workers if they were found involved […]

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