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Children’s magazine editor shot dead in robbery bid

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KARACHI: An educationist and editor of a children’s magazine, Shamoon Qaiser, was shot dead by robbers on Saturday night after he had withdrawn money from an automated teller machine (ATM) at Nagan Chowrangi. The 30-year-old victim, who had married only a year ago, had reportedly resisted the robbery bid outside the ATM booth at a […]

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Death of a journalist


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Journalist Atif was praying when men fired at him thrice, one of bullets pierced his body and injured Imam also. Words — whether spoken or written — have become one of the most dangerous commodities in our country, as the threat for those who live off them grows. The cold-blooded killing of journalist Mukkaram Khan […]

Freedom of Expression


Small folk with big dreams: Search for the ‘real’ artist


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By Maha Mussadaq Talent hunt looks to discover various talented slum dwellers. ISLAMABAD: To showcase his vocals, the 26-year-old Shahbaz Masih sees an opportunity of a lifetime in form of the talent hunt competition at Pakistan National Council of the Arts. The artist may be visually-impaired but he does not consider this disability an obstacle […]

Arts and Entertainment


Journalists condemn killing of Voice of America reporter


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By Manzoor Ali Say working for US-funded organisations does not justify murder. PESHAWAR: A protest was staged by journalists in Peshawar on Thursday to condemn the killing of a colleague from Mohmand Agency. The protestors also demanded the Taliban to explain their position over the killing of Mukkaram Khan and other journalists. The Khyber Union […]

Front Page, Print Media


Murder of Mukarram Khan: journalists demand judicial inquiry


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The journalists fraternity from Khyber Paktunkhwa and FATA have demanded a judicial inquiry into the murder of tribal journalist Mukarram Khan and called for providing full protection to working journalists, especially in tribal areas. To condemn the brutal killing of tribal journalist, Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUj) and Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) held a […]

Freedom of Expression


‘State should become guardian for honour crime victims’


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Islamabad: Artists, students and media practitioners asked the state on Tuesday to become guardian of the victims of honour crimes and help them get justice. They were at the launching of documentary Deception of Honour, said a press release issued by ActionAid Pakistan in Islamabad. Mukhtaran Mai, a victim of honour crimes; Samar Minallah, a […]

General News


Shahzad family disappointed by commission report


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Shahzad’s brother-in-law says report merely makes ‘observations’ that already existed. By Asad Kharal LAHORE: For Saleem Shahzad’s family, the judicial inquiry report into his murder was disappointing, to the say the least. Hamza Ameer, the brother-in-law of the slain journalist, while talking to The Express Tribune, expressed serious concern over the report, saying that a […]

Print Media


Raped and robbed, victim appeals for justice


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Claims the accused threatened her with dire consequences. By Muhammad Sadaqat HARIPUR: A married woman subjected to rape and blackmail by rapists, who filmed the incident, petitioned the court for registering an FIR against the accused, on Saturday. The court has summoned the concerned station house officer on Monday. Nazia*, 25, a resident of Kangra […]

General News


A dead journalist’s story


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Saleem Shahzad filed a story by way of this report. There is no justice for those killed by a powerful murderer. By Atika Rehman The writer is a sub-editor on the web desk of The Express Tribune and has an LLB degree from the University of London I once attended a workshop organised by the […]

Freedom of Expression


Saleem Shahzad commission: Failure to point out murders was ‘expected’


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KARACHI: That the judicial commission’s report on Saleem Shahzad’s murder is inconclusive should not be surprising, experts say. Its shortcoming lies in its very foundation – the formation of a ‘judicial panel’ to investigate a murder. The judicial commission’s failure to point out the murderers of journalist Saleem Shahzad was expected, said Coordinator of the […]

Print Media


It’s not breaking news: Impunity goes on


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By: Adnan Rehmat Murder is an extreme form of censorship. That journalists in Pakistan are killed at the rate of seven a year, or staggeringly one every 50 days (since January 2000), is hard to accept. That not a single killer has been unmasked, save that of Daniel Pearl, borders on the incredible. So is […]

Freedom of Expression


Saleem Shahzad murder: Commission report points out everything, but the murderers


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By: Salman Siddiqui KARACHI: The judicial inquiry report into journalist Saleem Shahzad’s murder deals with everything, save pointing out who did it. The 146-page report gives page after page of recommendations and proposals on how to fix the “systemic causes of tension between agencies and the media.” It even suggests “practical steps” about making the […]

Print Media


How a vibrant media can thwart a coup


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By: Nasim Zehra No coup is about to take place in a Pakistan where the independent media has ensured that every move by every player on the national power scene is examined threadbare. This exercise in itself is both a leveller and a restrainer. Had there been an independent electronic media in October 1999 there […]

General News


‘My brothers are threatening to kill us’


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GUJRANWALA: A woman and her husband on Thursday filed a compliant with Saddar police against the woman’s brothers for attacking them and threatening to kill them. Iqra Shahzadi alleged in the complaint that her brothers Asif, Qasim, Imran and their accomplices attacked her and her husband Ijaz’s family at their house in Jaleel Town. She […]

General News