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Alamdaar road blast: Journalists remembered on anniversary

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QUETTA: A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday in front of the Quetta Press Club on the third death anniversary of slain journalists Saifur Rehman, Muhammad Imran Sheikh and Mirza Iqbal Hussain. Members of the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) and Quetta Press Club lit candles in memory of the three journalists who were killed […]

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Quetta Press Club receives threatening letter

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ISLAMABAD: Quetta Press Club has received a threatening letter from little-known terror outfit Fidayan-e-Islam, demanding that entry of Christian members of the club should be banned. Khalil Ahmad, the club’s Secretary Finance, told JournalismPakistan.com that a First Information Report (FIR) has also been lodged with the police. “They (Fidayan-e-Islam) said the Christian members of the […]

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Inaction over journalists’ murders lamented

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QUETTA: No arrests have been made over the murders of three journalists, Irshad Mastoi, Abdul Rasool, and Muhammad Younas, in the city despite a lapse of 40 days after. This was said by journalists who had gathered to commemorate their slain colleagues on the 40th day of their killing during a condolence reference held at […]

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HRCP team briefed on problems faced by journalists

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QUETTA: Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and prominent human rights activist Asma Jehangir has offered to voluntarily defend journalists in anti-terrorism cases filed against them in Balochistan. A delegation of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) comprising Zahra Yusuf, Asma Jehangir, I.A Rehman, Ghazi Salahuddin, Mohammed Hanif and Tahir Hussain visited […]

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Call for arrest of killers of media workers

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QUETTA: Speakers at a condolence reference here on Sunday paid homage to two journalists and an accountant of a news agency murdered in an attack on their office and said journalists working in Balochistan would never surrender to violence. The reference was held by the Quetta Press Club for Online news agency’s bureau chief Irshad […]

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Journalists make human-chain to mourn killings of colleagues

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QUETTA: Journalists made a human-chain outside Balochistan High Court and Balochistan Assembly to mourn the killing of their colleagues on Monday evening. The media representatives were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding the arrest of perpetrators of journalists’ killings in Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwestern province. Last month, armed men had barged into the Online […]

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Balochistan march threatened if killers of journalists not held

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QUETTA: Journalists will march towards Balochistan if the killers of martyred journalists of Quetta were not traced, threatened President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Afzal Butt while lighting candles in the memory of martyred journalists Irshad mastoid, Abdur Rasool and Muhammad Yunus in front of the Press Club Sunday evening. President Balochistan Union of […]

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Journalists stage hunger strike camp outside Balochistan PA

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QUETTA: Balochistan Union of Journalist (BUJ) on Thursday held a hunger strike camp outside the Balochistan Assembly to protest against the killing of journalists, attack on media houses and other issues. President BUJ Irfan Saeed, President Quetta Press Club Raza-ur-Rehman, Central leaders of Federal Union of Journalists including Saleem Shahid and Shehzada Zulfiqar remained in […]

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Journalists to close Quetta Press Club today to mourn killings

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QUETTA – While intensifying the protest movement, journalists here have announced they will close Quetta Press Club on Monday (today) to mourn the killing of three colleagues. Gunmen barged into the office of Online News Agency and killed its Bureau Chief Irshad Mastoi, reporter Abdul Rasool and accountant Muhammad Younas on August 28th in Kabir […]

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BNP-M protests against killing of journalists

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QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (Mengal) staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club on Wednesday against the targeted killing of journalists and an alleged operation in Gomazi area of Turbat. The protestors were holding banners and placards in their hands inscribed with various slogans. Addressing the protestors, Agha Hassain Baloch, Akhter Hussein Langove, Ghulam Nabi […]

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Two Journalists, a media worker shot dead in Quetta

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Two journalists and an accountant were shot dead, when unidentified assailants attacked the offices of “Online” news agency on August 28, 2014 in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Those killed included Irshad Mustoi, Bureau Chief, Abdul Rasool Khajjak, reporter and Muhammad Younas, accountant. They were working in their office when armed men barged in […]

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Objectionable content: Countrywide protests against Geo continue

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KARACHI: Several segments of society continued their protests across the country on Sunday against Geo/Jang Group for allegedly airing objectionable content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan. In Karachi, activists of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) and Anjumane Naujawan-e-Islam (ANI) staged a demonstration outside the Jang Group office on II Chundrigar Road. Addressing the […]

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BSO protesters chastise media for ignoring issues

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QUETTA: The Baloch Students Organisation (BSO) staged a protest outside the Quetta Press Club on Thursday against mainstream media for not providing adequate coverage to serious issues in Balochistan. Dozens of students belonging to the student body chanted slogans against what they called discriminatory attitude of the mainstream media. “It seems like a complete blackout […]

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Media should inform, not create differences: Ghazi Salahuddin

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QUETTA: Renowned journalist, columnist and intellectual Ghazi Salahuddin have said that media’s job is not to create differences but to disseminate information to the public. He said this while talking to a dialogue organised by Rozan at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday. A large number of journalists and students attended the dialogue. He stressed […]

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