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Security heightened around media offices

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Karachi: Following a grenade attack at the office of a private television channel in Islamabad, Sindh IGP Ghulam Hyder Jamali issued directives on Thursday to ensure extraordinary security measures for the protection of offices of electronic and print media outlets, their staff and journalists. According to a statement issued by the Sindh Police, the IGP […]

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Government rejects assertions of Reporters Without Borders

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ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson for the government has rebutted the assertions of Reporters Without Borders regarding inadequate government’s measures to provide security to journalists, media workers and houses. The spokesperson said the present government is committed to the security of media houses and working journalists in the country and is taking all necessary steps to create […]

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Journalists stage protest sit-in outside Parliament House

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists staged a protest sit-in in front of the Parliament House on Tuesday against non-provision of security to the media houses with the government officials pledging the comprehensive arrangements would be made to ensure foolproof security of the journalists in their workplaces. The protest sit-in, staged on the call of Pakistan Federal Union […]

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Terrorists trying to impose their ideology on people: Pervaiz Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on Tuesday said that terrorists are trying to impose their views on the masses. Media cannot perform freely if journalists who are creating awareness are not protected, Dunya News reported. He made these remarks during an international conference on security of journalists in Islamabad. The Minister stated […]

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Special fund for families of martyred journalists sought

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ISLAMABAD: Participants of a seminar on Wednesday demanded of the federal and provincial governments to arrest culprits involved in killing of 112 journalists across the country and establish special fund to provide financial assistance to the families of all of them who sacrificed their lives in pursuance of their professional duties. The seminar was held […]

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‘King’s party’ behind PTV attack: Qadri

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday alleged Nawaz Sharif-led government for attacking the Pakistan Television (PTV) building a few days ago. “The government itself conspired to attack PTV,” Qadri said. He accused that PML-N lawmaker Marvi Memon and PTV managing director were involved in the entire trespassing and encroaching of […]

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Restrain activists from misbehaving with journalists

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KARACHI: Karachi Press Club (KPC) Secretary Amir Latif Wednesday dispatched a letter to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, who holds life membership of the Karachi Press Club, requesting him to ask his supporters and activists to desist from misbehaving with the journalists who are covering their dharna Imran Khan was given life membership of […]

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Police and protestors attack media in Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn a series of brutal attacks and manhandling of journalists by state security forces and protesters during the ongoing political protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, today and on Saturday. The IFJ and the PFUJ also express concern over the escalating […]

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Q&A: Pakistan’s Hamid Mir speaks about climate for press freedom following attack

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In April, Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir was shot multiple times shortly after a CPJ delegation met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to take several steps to improve journalist security. The investigation into the attack has yielded no accountability. And since the attack, two arrest warrants have been issued by courts in […]

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C’wealth media body concerned over attacks on Jang, Geo Writes to PM Nawaz

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LONDON: Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) President Rita Payne has written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressing concern on targeting the Geo TV and Jang Group. According to a press release, Payne said during the past few weeks, many incidents of attacks on the media in Pakistan have surfaced. Attack on Geo TV anchor […]

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Armed men attack editor of Pakistani daily

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New York: Pakistani authorities should conduct an efficient investigation into an attack on an editor of a local daily and ensure the assailants are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Zafar Aheer, an editor of the Urdu-language Daily Jang, was returning home from work on Sunday when six armed men on […]

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Minister, PFUJ, CPNE condemn attack on Aheer

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid, on Monday called senior journalist Zafar Aaheer on telephone and inquired after him. While talking to the senior journalist, the minister condemned the assault on him in Multan.He said that the government believed in freedom of expression and would take every possible step […]

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Journalist of Jang group Assaulted in Punjab

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Zafar Aheer, Resident Editor of “Daily Jang” was attacked by unknown armed men while returning home from work on May 31, 2014 in the city of Multan of Punjab province. He was shifted to the hospital and is in stable. Aheer told Pakistan Press Foundation that he was going home from work when six masked […]

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Journalist bodies out in rage; traders, lawyers condemn Aheer attack

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LAHORE: People from all walks of life including journalist bodies leaders and trader and lawyer representatives have strongly condemned the attack on Daily Jang Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aaheer and demanded immediate arrest of the assailants. Protest against suspension of Geo TV Network transmission continued on Monday as people from different walks of life vehemently […]

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