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Attack on Express offices: Journalists boycott Senate proceedings, stage protest

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists staged a walkout on Tuesday from parliament’s press gallery against the previous day’s gun and bomb attack on the Express Media Group’s offices in Karachi. The protesting journalists demanded that the government ensure the protection of media personnel and bring the culprits to book. The Express Media Group’s offices in Karachi have been […]

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PFUJ demands immediate release of kidnapped journalist of Shikarpur

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has strongly condemned the kidnapping incident of a Journalist Asghar Ali Thaheem from his way to home from District Larkana of Sindh and demanded his recovery within in 48 hours. Asghar Ali Thaheem is a resident of Dakhan Village of District Shikarpur and was on his way to home on […]

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Sindh Express reporter goes missing

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SHIKARPUR: Asghar Thaheem, a reporter of the daily Sindh Express, was kidnapped on the way to his village, Dakhan, from Larkana on November 7. His driver, Tariq Soomro, is also missing. Thaheem’s car was found a day after his kidnapping near Piyaral Dahani village. The Larkana and Shikarpur police have, however, yet to figure out […]

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For journalists, tackling sources and safety are key

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KARACHI: A source should not set the agenda of a story, a journalist should. This was observed at a talk held on ‘The Realities of Reporting in Pakistan’ at The Second Floor on Saturday. The panelists comprised veteran print and broadcast journalists, including The News business reporter Hina Mahgul Rind, Dawn newspaper crime reporter Imtiaz […]

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Journalist released after kidnap

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MIRANSHAH: Gunmen released a journalist Friday a day after he was kidnapped in one of Pakistan’s tribal areas on the Afghan border, a relative said. “Armed men released Lal Wazir and dropped him near Azam Warsak Bazar today,” his uncle Ibrahim Wazir told AFP. Lal Wazir, 38, who works for a local newspaper in the […]

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Dangerous times

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Four months after the US-led attack on Afghanistan, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi and beheaded. That was only the first of a large number of murders of journalists we were to see in the coming years. Till a few years ago, no one in the Pakistani media could believe that […]

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Journalist receives life threats

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ISLAMABAD: A journalist is receiving life threats and obnoxious messages on his mobile phone from some unknown persons while police are doing nothing to protect him. Israr Ahmed, crime reporter of an English national daily, has been given life threats by some unknown persons on his cell number for many days. He has lodged a […]

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Journalist escapes unhurt in SWA attack

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WANA: Attacks on journalists and their family members are yet to stop in the militancy-affected tribal areas as unidentified people tried to target another tribal journalist in South Waziristan Agency on Sunday night, but, luckily, he escaped unhurt. Unidentified people planted explosives to the main entrance of the house of tribal journalist Zafar Wazir in […]

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Protests staged across KP, Fata to condemn Malik Mumtaz’s killing

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PESHAWAR: Journalists in the provincial metropolis and elsewhere in the province and tribal areas Thursday staged protest to condemn the killing of Malik Mumtaz Khan, correspondent for The News in North Waziristan and demanded the government to ensure safety of mediapersons. In the provincial metropolis, the main protest rally was held under the aegis of […]

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Newspaper reporter, three others gunned down

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Karachi: Four people, including a newspaper reporter, were killed in separate incidents across the city on Sunday. Sheikh Ali Mohsin, 32, was shot dead in Gulbahar police jurisdiction. The incident took place at about 7:30am near Parda Park. Senior Superintendent of Police Amir Farooqui of Central District said Mohsin was a resident of New Karachi […]

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Journalists condemn killing of colleagues in Quetta blasts

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PESHAWAR: Journalists in the provincial metropolis on Friday staged protest to condemn the killing of media men in the deadly blasts in Quetta. The protest was jointly arranged by Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) and Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Three journalists working for Samaa television including […]

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