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APNS condemns attack on Jang editor in Multan

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) strongly condemned the continued acts of vandalism, harassment and intimidation unleashed against a particular and targeted media house, stated a press release issued on Sunday. The APNS noted with concern that in the wee hours of Sunday morning, some hooligans attacked, abused and brutally tortured Zafar Aheer, Editor […]

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Democracy can’t be ‘chopped up like vegetables’: Saad

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LAHORE: Senior journalists and political leaders here on Sunday condemned the attack on Jang Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aaheer by masked men and the burning of Jang vehicles across the country. Speaking at a seminar, organised at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday, they expressed solidarity with Geo/Jang Group and Hamid Mir and called upon […]

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Masked men attack Jang’s resident editor in Multan

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MULTAN: Unknown arms-wielding masked men attacked the Resident Editor of the daily Jang Zafar Aheer and left him injured near Western Ford Colony in Multan on early Saturday, Geo News reported. Zafar Aheer was attacked when he was moving back home after performing his job. He told Geo News that the attackers stopped his car […]

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Government put on notice in missing journalist’s case

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court took notice on Saturday of a journalist’s disappearance and issued notices to the interior secretary, the home secretary and federal and provincial law officers to file comments on his whereabouts. Sania Faizullah, wife of Karachi-based journalist Faizullah Khan, had filed an application with the court about her husband who had […]

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Hamid Mir records statement before Judicial Commission

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and anchorperson of Geo TV Hamid Mir on Monday appeared before the Judicial Commission in the Supreme Court and recorded his statement. Hamid Mir, who arrived in the Supreme Court on a wheelchair along with a large number of media persons, appeared before the Judicial Commission for the second time and recorded […]

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Hamid Mir — a symbol of bravery and courage

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I can never forget November 26, 2012 when in the afternoon Mr. Hamid Mir called me telling that there was a bomb found installed in his car. The next thing, he quickly told me not saying further about what he was going through, but about the panelists he was interested to have in the show, […]

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Media and democracy rise and fall together

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Media is under attack within and without — raft with dangers of its crumbling as a fourth pillar of the state. The whole edifice of democratic dispensation will also teeter as a consequence if this divisive tide continues to sway the media landscape of the country. Indeed the vision of Pakistan of the founding founders […]

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Hamid Mir inquiry commission: acting IG submits report

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KARACHI: Acting IG Sindh Karachi on Friday submitted his report on the progress made in the investigation in Hamid Mir attack case to the Supreme Court’s 3-member inquiry commission probing firing incident on the senior Geo TV journalist. The commission headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is to ascertain facts, identify culprits and fix responsibility […]

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AIG briefs SC commission on progress in Hamid Mir case

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KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi on Thursday briefed the Supreme Court’s three-member inquiry commission, probing firing incident on senior Geo TV anchorperson Hamid Mir, about the progress of investigation in the case. The commission headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, which has been given the responsibilities to ascertain facts, identify culprits and fix responsibility for the […]

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Attack on Hamid Mir has massively damaged press freedom: PPF chief

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KARACHI: Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali, has said the armed attack on the life of senior journalist Hamid Mir had massively damaged the cause of freedom of the press and security of media institutions, which was required for their independent functioning. This he said while speaking at a function, organized by […]

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Lahore journalists express solidarity with Hamid Mir, Jang, Geo

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LAHORE: The journalist community staged a protest demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Monday to express solidarity with senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo and demanded the authorities concerned arrest the culprits at the earliest. The participants said that over two weeks have passed but Hamid Mir attackers have not been arrested yet. […]

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Sindh CM orders strict security for Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: Ordering strict security for the injured Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday directed the police and law enforcement agencies to find those involved in the attack. He was chairing a meeting at the Chief Minister House here to review […]

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Freedom of expression

Pakistan Press Foundation

The murderous attack on Raza Rumi in Lahore in which his driver died was claimed by militant extremists, as was the subsequent threat to veteran media personality Imtiaz Alam. While the motive and responsibility for the dastardly assault on Hamid Mir in Karachi is still a matter of speculation, the threat to the freedom of […]

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Government-army-media triangle

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The Ministry of Defence has on Tuesday sought the revocation of the licence of a private TV channel over the Hamid Mir affair by moving a complaint to the National Electronic Regulatory Authority (NEPRA). It may be recalled that after the prominent journalist was shot in Karachi on Saturday, his TV channel broadcast his brother […]

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