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World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and demand the immediate arrest and persecution of the murderers. The IFJ said Pakistan leads its global death toll as the most dangerous country for journalists and media […]


Journalist killed in Khairpur

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SUKKUR: Three unidentified motorcyclists gunned down a local journalist in Khairpur on Wednesday.According to reports, local journalist Jeewan Arain was on the way to Gambat city of Khairpur from Khohra with a friend on a motorcycle when armed men on two motorcycles intercepted his bike at Link Road, Khohra and shot him dead and then […]


Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists

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The lack of justice in hundreds of murders of journalists around the world is one of the greatest threats to press freedom today. While international attention to the issue has grown over the past decade, there has been little progress in bringing down rates of impunity. States will have to demonstrate far more political will […]


Inaction over journalists’ murders lamented

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QUETTA: No arrests have been made over the murders of three journalists, Irshad Mastoi, Abdul Rasool, and Muhammad Younas, in the city despite a lapse of 40 days after. This was said by journalists who had gathered to commemorate their slain colleagues on the 40th day of their killing during a condolence reference held at […]


Two journalists assassinated in separate incidents in Punjab, Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly deploring the murders of two journalists in two separate incidents in Hafizabad, Punjab province, in recent days. With the tally of journalists killed in Pakistan now reaching 13 this year, the IFJ has demanded that the Pakistan […]


Second journalist gunned down in Hafizabad within a week

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HAFIZABAD: In the second incident of its kind within a week, unknown gunmen killed a journalist, who was also an office bearer of the district press club, in Punjab’s Hafizbabad area on Sunday. Yaqoob Shehzad, a father of four, was sitting in the office of a local journalist on Gujranwala road in Hafizabad district of […]


Daily Dunya’s correspondent Nadeem Haider shot dead

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HAFIZABAD: Daily Dunya’s correspondent Nadeem Haider was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Friday near Kaliki Mandi area of Hafizabad, Dunya News reported. According to the details, Nadeem Haider was teaching the students at his school at Kaliki Mandi area of Hafizabad when the unidentified gunmen entered and opened fire. Nadeem died on the spot […]


Harmony for Humanity concert held for Daniel Pearl

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Karachi: US Consul General Brian Heath attended the “Harmony for Humanity” concert to commemorate Daniel Pearl World Music Days at the Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC) on Thursday. “This afternoon, we not only celebrate the life and example of Daniel Pearl, but also stand together with one voice to call for tolerance, peace and non-violence, […]


Lawyers manhandle jail staff, media people

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KASUR: Lawyers manhandled jail officials, including an assistant superintendent, outside a local court on Saturday, besides thrashing some media persons and snatching their cameras while they were reporting the incident. To condemn highhandedness of lawyers, local journalists staged a protest demonstration and demanded protection during their work and action against those resorting to violence. Sources […]


Pakistan Opposition leader Imran Khan condemns attacks on media

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The IFJ welcomes the outcome of a of a meeting between the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the chairman of opposition party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, on Friday, September 19, to draw attention to the recent attacks on journalists and media across Pakistan at opposition party rallies. The PTI has been demonstrating […]


Mushahidullah asks: Which state organ didn’t err?

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahiddulah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while speaking to the joint sitting of parliament on Thursday, said that no institution had committed any mistake but the country had been pushed to the verge of collapse. He said that the sit-ins of the PTI and PAT had inflicted huge losses on the country.He […]


Imran’s allegations against journalists: Facts or fiction?

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I wish Imran Khan would have gone through the petition 105/2012 filed in the Supreme Court (SC) by two senior journalists, Hamid Mir and Absar Alam, before accusing journalists, anchors and columnists for corruption. But the biggest dilemma of the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been that he heavily depends on ‘ill- informed’ media […]


Govt standing with the media, freedom of expression: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday expressed solidarity with journalists injured during the coverage of the Azadi and Inqilab marches, saying that the government was standing with journalists, media workers and the freedom of expression. Talking to a private TV channel, he apologised over the act of […]


Continued attacks on Geo exposing incapability of govt

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HYDERABAD: President Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Noorani) (JUP-N) and Chief of Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair in a joint statement on Sunday vehemently condemned the attacks on Geo News. They said attacks on TV channels are actually attacks on freedom of the press. They said the incidents on the one hand were defaming […]