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IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), condemning their roles in the recent violent attack on journalists and media houses; and urging for immediate action to stem violence being […]

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Threats and attacks against press amid political crisis in Pakistan

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The ongoing political crisis in Pakistan turned deadly over the weekend with three protesters dead and at least 500 wounded in the capital, Islamabad. As is often the case, the press was not spared from violence, with dozens of journalists covering the rally injured by police or protesters, according to news reports and the Pakistan […]

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PPP condemns attack on PTV building

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LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has strongly condemned attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) building during protests of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad on Monday. PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo condemned the ransacking of the transmission room of the state television channel by protesters, calling the action condemnable, […]

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Revolution comes to PTV

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As if storming the PM House and assaulting journalists was not bad enough, the ‘leopards and tigers’ of the two dharnas attacked the headquarters of PTV on Monday. Armed with clubs they destroyed equipment, vandalised the building and left staffers traumatised. That they had the technical ability to take PTV off the air would hint […]

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PBA condemns attack on PTV

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Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the attack and unlawful takeover of its member channel Pakistan Television Network’s Islamabad headquarters by protesters. The statement further appealed to all sides not to hinder or attack media and journalists who are performing their lawful duties. Business Recorder

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Police and protestors attack media in Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn a series of brutal attacks and manhandling of journalists by state security forces and protesters during the ongoing political protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, today and on Saturday. The IFJ and the PFUJ also express concern over the escalating […]

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Occupiers knew exactly what they were doing at PTV

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ISLAMABAD: The mob that stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) was uncannily familiar with the inner workings of a TV station and made a bee-line for the station’s Master Control Room (MCR) – the nerve centre of the network’s broadcast uplink facility. They were also surprisingly familiar with the locations of key offices and […]

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Lawyers protest PTI, PAT attacks countrywide

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ISLAMABAD: Lawyers observed a countrywide strike on Monday to protest attacks on Parliament House, Prime Minister House and PTV building in Islamabad by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protestors and the brutal police crackdown on women, children and journalists. Lawyers in Karachi boycotted courts against attack on state buildings by PTI and […]

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Riot zone mob storms PTV

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ISLAMABAD: A mob of protesters from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) sit-ins stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) and forced its staff to take two of the state broadcaster’s flagship channels — PTV News and PTV World — off the air, on Monday morning. According to eyewitnesses, nearly 400 PTI […]

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28 media persons injured in police attack during rioting in Pakistan; PTV stormed in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: At least 28 journalists, cameramen and media workers were injured in attack by Punjab police n Islamabad on August 31. The police attack came during clashes between personnel of law enforcement agencies and activists of two political parties, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) The media persons came under attack while they […]

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