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Altaf asks govt, military authorities to give freedom to Geo TV, other channels

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LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said he respects the freedom of press and requests the military authorities, government and all institutions to give full freedom to all television channels, especially Geo TV, to broadcast their transmission. “Let all television channels live. Let Geo TV and MQM live too”, Altaf said.He asked the […]


4 journalists and 5 support staff shot dead, 38 injured and 06 others received death

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The Asian Human Rights Commission has received shocking reports of journalists having to face the worst ordeals possible, during the course of the year 2014. Four journalists and five of their supporting staff have been killed by “un-known” persons and more than 38 journalists were attacked and injured by the police and mostly by those […]


PTI rioters pelt Geo offices with stones

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ISLAMABAD: Gangs of violent stone-throwing activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again attacked Geo’s eight-storey building in the federal capital on Saturday around midnight. This is the fourth such attack by PTI workers on the Geo offices. About 150 rioters came in separate groups, gathered around the Geo offices, and pelted the building with […]


Restrain activists from misbehaving with journalists

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KARACHI: Karachi Press Club (KPC) Secretary Amir Latif Wednesday dispatched a letter to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, who holds life membership of the Karachi Press Club, requesting him to ask his supporters and activists to desist from misbehaving with the journalists who are covering their dharna Imran Khan was given life membership of […]


KPC writes letter to Imran Khan over attack on Geo News, journalists

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) has written a letter to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, asking the latter to stop his workers from attacking Geo News office and harassing journalists. The letter written by the KPC Secretary states that attacks by PTI workers on journalists in Islamabad were not only a ‘damaging your […]


Press clubs remain closed in protest against journalists’ killing

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QUETTA: Press clubs across the country remained closed on Monday in protest against the recent killing of three media workers in Quetta and the failure of security agencies to arrest their killers. Journalist unions held demonstrations in various cities and towns and hoisted black flags on press club buildings. The call for protests was given […]


Countrywide protests against Geo closure, attacks

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ISLAMABAD: Countrywide rallies were held to protest against the four-month closure of Geo and press the government to restore the channel on its original numbers forthwith. Rallies held in different cities including Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Kasur, Multan, Sukkur and Hyderabad were organized by journalists and newspaper workers organisations. Besides a large number of journalists and […]


Second attack on Geo News HQ as Pakistan rallies target media

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the attack at the Islamabad office of Pakistan’s leading TV channel Geo News on Sunday, September 7. It is the second time that the Geo News TV building has been attacked in a fortnight by demonstrators of the Pakistan […]


Siraj condemns journalists’ killings

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QUETTA: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday condemned the killings of renowned journalists, Irshad Mastoi and Abdur Rasool Khajak, in Quetta and journalists across the country. Sirajul Haq arrived at the Quetta Press Club and expressed his condolence with the families of Irshad Mastoi and Abdur Rasool Khajak and the journalist community. He said journalists […]


IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), condemning their roles in the recent violent attack on journalists and media houses; and urging for immediate action to stem violence being […]


Pakistani journalist beaten in head during protests, accuses police in the attack

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WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Azam Khan, a Pakistani journalist who freelances for Thomson Reuters Foundation, is recovering from head injuries sustained on Sunday while covering anti-government protests in Islamabad. Khan said police beat him with clubs outside the parliament building and accused the media of stirring up the protests. He was returning to the […]


Senator raises Geo’s closure in parliament

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Zahid Khan of the ANP on Wednesday raised his voice against keeping Geo News off air, saying that the government should tell the nation why the channel was facing being blocked for the last four months. “What was its fault that despite paying the heavy fine it was not restored to its original […]


Use of force against marchers & media persons condemned

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Condemning the brutality and atrocity of Punjab police on marchers and media persons in Islamabad, a dozen activists of Insaf Students Federation (ISF), a affiliated students of body of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf staged a protest demonstration here outside Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The protest was headed by ISF district president Bilal Afridi along with a […]


Bemoaning cops’ brutality on media

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CHAKWAL: A rally was taken out on Monday by journalist to condemn the brutal assault of police on media persons in Islamabad and killing of three journalists in Quetta. The rally was started from Press Club Chakwal. The journalists wore black armbands and chanted slogans against the government. They demanded protection for journalists. Earlier, President […]