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Commission didn’t exonerate ISI of murder allegations

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ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission on Saleem Shahzad case had recommended the accountability of intelligence agencies through legislation noting that currently the ‘legal and organisational foundations of the two major agencies (ISI and IB) rest on mere executive orders.’ The commission stressed on ‘an urgent need for laying down a comprehensive statutory framework’ for them. Terming […]

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Pemra may be used to victimise media

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LAHORE: The media community, civil society and democratic forces will not accept any measures to curb the press freedom, said representatives of various organisations on Wednesday. The promise came as representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore Press Club and South Asian Free Media […]

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The Hamid Mir case: ‘In Pakistan, they used to censor journalists – now they shoot us’

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On Saturday in Karachi, one of Pakistan’s most famous journalists survived being shot six times. Soon after, the TV news channel he works for blamed the feared Inter-Services Intelligence agency for the attack. Author Mohammed Hanif reports on a fourth estate under siege More than a hundred bouquets line the lobby of the private ward […]

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Balochistan Assembly passes resolution to condemn attack on Hamid Mir

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QUETTA: In the first sitting of its 9th session, the Balochistan Assembly Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning targeted attacks on working journalists across the country and demanding the arrest of perpetrators of such crimes. Chief Minister Dr Malik informed the lawmakers about his visit to the hospital to enquire after Geo News senior anchorperson […]

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Joint stand against violence a must for security of journalists

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Karachi: The reason why journalists are attacked so often and in such a brazen manner is that, essentially, they are soft targets moving about on the front lines. Unarmed and fearless, they are impartial observers of events and gatherers of evidence who are often caught in both, the literal and metaphoric, crossfire. This was stated […]

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Raza Rumi leaves Pakistan ‘for a few months’ after being attacked

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Islamabad: Senior Pakistani analyst and writer Raza Rumi, who was shot at allegedly by sectarian extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), has left the country “for a few months”. Rumi, a vocal critic of the Taliban and religious extremists groups, was shot at in Lahore on March 28 in which his driver was killed and a guard […]

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Media divided over security threats: FN

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt strongly condemned the attack on senior journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir and said that “Hamid Mir and his family have the legal and constitutional right to include names of those they suspect in the First Information Report (FIR).” However, he maintained that PFUJ will not be […]

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Hamid Mir and the state

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Hamid Mir and the stateThe outrageous attempt to murder Hamid Mir, arguably Pakistan’s most prominent TV anchor today, is just one more exposure of the utter breakdown of governance throughout Pakistan which, not to put too fine a point on it, is tantamount to the ultimate disaster of state failure. This is not because of […]

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Chief Justice names three judges for Hamid Mir attack probe

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ISLAMABAD: Hours after the government’s request for constituting a judicial commission to investigate Saturday’s attack on senior TV anchor Hamid Mir, Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani recommended on Monday three Supreme Court judges for the probe. The names of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman were forwarded to Law […]

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Attackers of Hamid Mir will be brought to book, says Nawaz

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday whosoever was involved in the attack on Geo News anchorperson Hamid Mir would be brought to the book. He said an independent judicial inquiry commission had been constituted to probe the incident and findings of this commission once it concluded its investigations would be made public. Prime […]

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir victim of attempted murder

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VIENNA, April 21, 2014 – Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, a renowned television presenter with the country’s Geo TV, was the victim of yet another attack on Saturday evening, which left him seriously wounded. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Mir’s car as the journalist was driving on his way from the Karachi airport to the studios […]

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Court moved for treason case against Jang Group, Amir Mir

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LAHORE: A district and sessions court on Monday sought comments from the SHO concerned on a petition seeking registration of a treason case against the owners of Jang Group and Amir Mir, brother of injured Geo News anchor Hamid Mir, over the charges of tarnishing the image of the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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World Congress opens with calls for more press freedom

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CAPE TOWN (South Africa): International Press Institute (IPI), one of the world’s oldest global press freedom organisations, has expressed grave concern over recent threats to Pakistani media persons including senior journalists of The News and has urged the government to ensure protection of free speech in the country. “The recent threats to newsman will have […]

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Sindh government to ensure security of journalists

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KARACHI: Sindh government has directed its security officers to take immediate steps to ensure security of journalists in the province, as desired by the Press Council of Pakistan. The Sindh government issued this directive after it was conveyed the resolution of the PCP regarding recent attacks on media persons. The resolution strongly condemned the attacks […]

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