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Television reporters arrested for exposing transport of illegal arms and ammunition via railways

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The investigative reporting team of a private television channel in Pakistan was arrested and criminally charged on December 3, for an expose on the transport of illegal arms and ammunition on state owned railways. ARY News said two of its investigative journalists, Asif Qureshi, and Zulqarnain Sheikh were not only arrested but also assaulted by […]

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Shots fired at home of senior leader of Pakistani journalists’ union

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reiterates its serious concerns towards safety of journalists in Pakistan after the senior leader of the IFJ affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), had shots fired at his home this week. Unidentified people fired shots at the home of Rana Mohammad Azeem, the Lahore-based president of the […]

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PFUJ factions move for unification

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ISLAMABAD: The leaderships of all three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have agreed to unite on one platform. The PFUJ broke up following the imposition of martial law by Gen Zia in 1977 after one group of right wing journalists parted ways with the mainstream and went on to form a […]

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CPPC appeals to all PFUJ factions to get united on one platform

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LAHORE: In an emergency meeting Wednesday, Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC) has appealed to all three factions of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to get united on one platform to deal with unprecedented emerging challenges faced by country’s print and electronic media. According to a press release issued Wednesday, the CPPC meeting called […]

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PFUJ announces to present 500 journalists for arrest over ARY closure

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LAHORE: Journalist fraternity staged a protest demonstration outside PEMRA office here on Wednesday, against the closure of ARY News and police torture on media men in Islamabad – ARY News reports. According to details, media men staged a demonstration outside PEMRA office here and strongly protested against state oppression on journalist fraternity. On this occasion, […]

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Any move against voice of media to be resisted

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LAHORE: PFUJ President Rana Azeem said any move meant to silence the voice of the media would be resisted. Speaking at an event organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists at a local hotel here on Sunday, he said as the elected president of the PFUJ, he would set up a four-member committee which […]

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Pakistani journalist campaigner receives death threats

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On January 24, 2014, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressed its ongoing concern for the safety of journalists in Pakistan with reports that a senior leader of IFJ affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), has received death threats in direct response to his activism and campaigning. The IFJ is calling on the […]

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Media under attack: Journalists to stage protests across country

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KARACHI: The journalists’ community denounced the killing of Express News staffers and called for countrywide protests against the deadly attack. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said in a statement that journalists stood united throughout the country and would not be ‘bogged down by such cowardly acts’. PFUJ President Rana Azeem announced that protest […]

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Controversy as rivals claim victory in PFUJ polls

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KARACHI: Rana Azeem and Amin Yusuf were elected president and secretary general of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists for the years 2013-2015 on Saturday. They secured 119 and 121 votes while their rival candidates Afzal Butt and Khurshid Abbasi bagged 118 and 118 votes, respectively. Announcing the results after tabulation, PFUJ election committee chairman Sajid […]

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Election Committee declares Rana Azeem as PFUJ president

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Election Committee has announced Rana Azeem and Amin Yousaf as president and general secretary of the body after elections. The Afzal Butt group has refused to accept the results when the election committee chairman Sajid Ali Sajid announced the results in front of the delegates who had […]

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