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Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran workers ‘harass’ media persons

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ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief’s indefinite sit-in against the current government entered the fourth day today with a large crowd still sitting at Jinnah Avenue, while some participants reportedly misbehaved with women media persons. Reportedly, the crowd count was around 20,000 when Dr Tahirul Qadri began his speech. The protest site wore a populated look. […]

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UNESCO Director-General condemns bombings in Pakistan that claimed at least 95 lives, including three journalists

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In the wake of the Quetta bombings in Pakistan last Friday, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today expressed her condolences to the people of Pakistan and urged the national authorities to do their utmost to bring those responsible to justice. According to media reports, more than 95 people were killed in a series of bombings, including […]

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For witnesses, it’s a day they’ll never forget

QUETTA: “I was shifting the injured and the dead to different hospitals, when suddenly I heard another big explosion. I thought the sky had blown up, I saw myself wet with blood,” says Babul, the Balochistan in-charge of the Edhi Foundation. Babul is now admitted in Akram Hospital, after suffering serious injuries in the third […]

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Karachi Press Club holds Qura’an Khwani for Wali Khan Babar

Karachi: A Qura’an Khwani was held at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Sunday to mark the second death anniversary of slain journalist Wali Khan Babar. The event was attended, among others, by the representatives of Karachi Union of Journalists and KPC, including GM Jamali, Faheem Siddiqui, Faisal Aziz Khan, Abdul Qudoos, Imtiaz Khan Faran, Javed […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan expresses serious concern at escalation in terrorist attacks

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the killing of over 100 people in a string of bombings in Quetta and other attacks in Mingora and Karachi on Thursday, and demanded that the government take immediate steps to clamp down on the murdering mayhem. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said, […]

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Journalists protest against Quetta blasts

SUKKUR: Many journalists have lost their lives while doing their jobs. Dozens of journalists belonging to the print and electronic media held a demonstration at the Clock Tower roundabout on Friday, to protest against the bomb blasts in Quetta that killed over 100 people on Thursday. The deceased include Samaa TV’s reporter Saifur Rehman Baloch […]

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Candlelight vigil for victims of Quetta blasts

By: Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Human rights activists held candlelight vigil on Friday for the victims of Quetta blasts amid moving scenes. Some women activists were literally crying as they also lost their young colleague, Irfan Khudi Ali, during blasts in Quetta on Thursday, which mowed down around 110 children, men and women. Irfan Khudi Ali, […]

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Desperate Hazaras want army rule in Quetta

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Hundreds of people belonging to the Hazara Shia community staged a sit-in on Alamdar Road on Friday and refused to bury the dead till the army takes control of Quetta. The death toll from Thursday’s three blasts rose to 104 after nine more people died of their. The Human Rights Commission […]

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Three media professionals killed, three injured in bomb blasts in Quetta

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Three media professionals were killed and three others injured in bomb blast in Quetta, the capital of the restive Balochistan province of Pakistan. The journalists were reporting on an explosion that had occurred about a few minutes earlier, when the second bomb exploded, killing and injuring many, including the journalists. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a militant group has […]

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At least 93 lives lost in Quetta explosions

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By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: As many as 81 people were killed and 121 injured in suicide and car bomb blasts in Quetta’s Alamdar Road area on Thursday night. Earlier in the afternoon, 12 people lost their lives when a bomb went off near a vehicle of the Frontier Corps at Bacha Khan Chowk. A cameraman […]

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists to stage sit-in on January 28 against government’s failure to arrest journalists’ killers

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has given a call of a sit-in outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on January 28, 2013 against the government’s failure to arrest the killers of journalists, delaying tactics to set up the 8th Wage Board and non-payment of salaries to media persons by various media organizations. This decision […]

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Journalists Protest doctors’ attitude

Gujranwala: Journalists in satrah organized a rally on Tuesday to protest against the young doctors’ maltreatment of journalists last week. The journalists gathered in front of the Press Club and rallied till Kashmir Chowk. It was led by Rana saleem Karamat, Mubashar Khan and Amanullah Ansari. Condemning the incident, they said journalists could not be […]

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PPF protests threats to Honduran journalist by police officers

Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the death threats to Itsmania Erohyna Pineda Platero, journalist, founder and head of the human rights organization Xibalba Arte y Cultur, by the police officers. Quoting information from Reporters Without Borders (RSF), PPF secretary general Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of the Republic of […]

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Media watchdog says 141 journalists killed in 2012

GENEVA: Last year was one of the deadliest on record for journalists, with 141 killed in 29 different countries and Syria the most dangerous place on earth for reporters, a media watchdog said Thursday. The Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which fights for the protection of journalists, said the figure was up by 31 per […]

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