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APS massacre video game removed after uproar

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ISLAMABAD – A Pakistan-made video game based on a Taliban school massacre of more than 150 people, mostly children, in the country’s northwest was removed Monday after triggering a social media uproar, with critics blasting it as tasteless. The game, called “Pakistan Army Retribution”, was released by the Punjab IT board on Google Play, and […]

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Taliban claim responsibility for killing of tribal journalist in Pakistan

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On the morning of 3 November 2015, one day after the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, journalist Zaman Mehsud was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his motorcycle in Tank, a district in Khyber Pahktunkhwa province, Pakistan. According to Reuters news agency, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban […]

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HRCP wants massacre facilitators identified

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LAHORE: A prompt and thorough probe into the children’s massacre in Peshawar should name all actors who facilitated the terrorists, directly or indirectly, in carrying out the carnage, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Thursday. The commission said in a statement: “HRCP urges the government that response to the horrific blood-letting in […]

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Complete shutdown in KP to mourn school carnage

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PESHAWAR: All educational institutions and markets remained closed across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as educationists, traders and lawyers observed complete strike and shutdown on Wednesday to mourn the Tuesday’s carnage of students at the Army Public School, Peshawar, and condemn the militant attack. Funeral prayers in absentia for the victims were also held in all the districts […]

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Ban on death penalty in terror cases lifted

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ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: Pakistan ended its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, the prime minister’s office announced on Wednesday. “There is no good and bad Taliban. The military operation is taking on all terrorists without any discrimination,” Nawaz Sharif replied to a questioner during a press briefing. He said it was agreed to continue the […]

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HRCP slams killing of children

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called the killing of more than 120 children in a Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar a national tragedy which it said must open the eyes of anyone still harbouring any doubts that the Taliban and Pakistan can coexist. In a statement issued on […]

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Pakistani schools network observes anti-Malala day

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ISLAMABAD: An association of Pakistani schools held an “I am not Malala” day on Monday, condemning young Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai for what it called her support for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie. Education campaigner Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012 but recovered and went on to win this […]

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Not everyone loves Malala!

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Private school across the country took an anti-Malala stance on Thursday when they celebrated ‘I am not Malala’ Day, marking the day with seminars and walks against the book ‘I am Malala’, which they termed “controversial”. Addressing the seminar All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) President Kashif Mirza said that ban on Malala’s book should […]

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TTP threat to media

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That the Taliban have always had their sympathisers within mainstream media is not new. Some went to great lengths to prove the TTP’s Islamic credentials – one particular right-wing columnist and once a regular feature on talk shows went so far as saying that the 50,000 plus dead were God’s punishment for our divergence from […]

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Pakistani Journalist Gets Four-Year Jail Term for “Entering Afghanistan Illegally”

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TV reporter was arrested in eastern Afghanistan after going to northwestern Pakistan to interview Taliban Reporters Without Borders and the Pakistani NGO Freedom Network condemn the four-year jail sentence that an Afghan court has imposed on Pakistani TV reporter Faizullah Khan for illegally crossing into Afghanistan while researching a story on the Taliban. Announced on […]

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Pakistani reporter sentenced to 4-year prison term in Afghanistan

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New York: A Pakistani television journalist was convicted on charges of travelling to Afghanistan without travel documents and sentenced to four years in prison, Pakistani officials said on Sunday. He had initially been accused of spying by Afghan authorities, according to news reports. An Afghan court in eastern Nangarhar province convicted Faizullah Khan, a reporter […]

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Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Afghanistan has sentenced a Pakistani TV journalist to four years in prison on charges of travelling to the neighbouring country without documents, Pakistani diplomatic sources said on Sunday. Faizullah Khan, a reporter for Karachi-based ARY News, was detained by Afghan authorities in eastern Nangarhar province in April this year. Some reports […]

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David Rohde narrates his story of escape from Taliban

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NEW YORK: Famous American author and journalist David Rohde, who escaped from Taliban captivity, has said that Pakistan should adopt a both dialogue and offence policy towards Taliban and it seems as if the Pakistani government is adopting the same combination. The people who believe in dialogue should be treated the same way but the […]

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Media persons boycott assembly session

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ISLAMABAD: Media persons staged a walkout from the Press gallery of the National Assembly on Monday in protest against the killing of three Express News staffers in Karachi. The boycott was jointly announced by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National Press Club (NPC) and Parliamentary Reporters Association. NPC President Shehyar Khan, while pointing […]

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