Why Pakistan is so dangerous for journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

Journalism in Pakistan has always been marked with bloodshed and fraught with risks, but the recent round of violence against journalists appears to be part of a systematic campaign to stem dissent to militant groups. On March 28, prominent columnist and television host Raza Rumi narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Lahore after he left […]

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NA body wants dedicated hotline for journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday directed the Ministry of Interior and provincial inspectors general to set up a hotline for the journalists facing life threats from terrorists. While noting that the committee had directed in its meeting on February 14 that a hotline be established […]

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Journalist escapes murder attempt but driver killed, guard injured

Pakistan Press Foundation

Raza Rumi, a columnist and an anchor for the news show “Khabar Se Agay” of “Express News” was attacked by unidentified armed men on March 28, 2014 at about 8:30pm. The incident took place in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province of Pakistan. The car driver was killed and a security guard sustained serious injuries […]

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Attack on journalist: PPP submits resolution in NA

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) on Saturday submitted a resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat regarding a terrorist attack on TV anchor Raza Rumi. Shazia Mari, Dr Nafisa Shah, Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Imran Laghari and Dr Azra Fzal submitted the resolution. According to the resolution, “this House vociferously condemns the terrorist attack on senior Pakistani […]

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Pervaiz Rashid visits Rumi’s home

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday paid a visit to Express News anchorperson Raza Rumi, and strongly condemned Friday’s attack on his car in which Rumi’s driver was killed. Talking to Express News, Rashid said Express Media Group was presenting the truth to the people but unfortunately some […]

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Protests staged nationwide condemning attack on Raza Rumi

Pakistan Press Foundation

Protests were staged nationwide condemning the attack on analyst and Express News show “Khabar Se Agay” anchor Raza Rumi on Saturday, Express News reported. This was the fifth attack on the Express Media Group. Unidentified gunmen had opened fire on Rumi’s car in Lahore on March 28, injuring him and killing his driver. The attack […]

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