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Mehboob Afridi becomes 14th tribal journalist to be slain

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SHABQADAR: When Mehboob Shah Afridi died in a suicide blast on January 19 in Jamrud, Khyber Agency, he became the 14th journalist from the tribal areas to lose his life while in the field since 9/11. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the world and the situation is far more […]

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Islamic State-backed radio resurfaces

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PESHAWAR: Although Pakistani soil is no longer used by militants to transmit messages of violence and extremism, the country’s airwaves are being polluted by three stations from across the border in Afghanistan. The most recent addition is the Radio Khilafat station of the Islamic State (IS). The station has traumatised locals not only in the […]

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IS khilafat radio could also be heard in Pakistan

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Anti-government radio , “Voice of the Caliphate”, launched in Afghanistan by the Islamic State (IS) is also being heard in tribal areas of Pakistan, a local media reported. According to the local media, the radio broadcast can be heard in Halimzai Tehsil of Mohmand Agency. The brodcast begins after Maghrib and lasts for an hour. […]

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Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasised

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JAMRUD: The press ordinance should be extended to the tribal belt, said participants at a ceremony held on Sunday at Jamrud Press Club to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Speaking on the occasion, participants said journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been performing their professional duties with unflinching resolve and under dangerous conditions. […]

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Women candidates from tribal areas

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AS Pakistani politicians struggle with the legacy of military dictator Ziaul Haq while facing the disqualification axe under Articles 62 and 63 (introduced by Gen Zia with malignant intentions), somewhere else history is being made by defying the dead dictator. Two tribal women, Badam Zari and Nusrat Begum, will face real dangers in a brutal […]

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Psychology of ‘honour killing’

KARO-Kari is a type of premeditated honour killing, which originated in rural and tribal areas of Sindh. The homicidal acts are primarily committed against women who are thought to have brought dishonour to their family by engaging in illicit pre-marital or extra-marital relations. To restore the so-called honour, a male family member must kill the […]

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