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The threat to media

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Pakistan has never been an easy country for journalists; more than 20 were killed in the last decade and until recently no convictions were forthcoming for those murders. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ranks Pakistan fifth in the world for countries most dangerous for journalists. Journalists regularly face harassment and intimidation. Threats to their […]

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PM announces commission for safety and security of journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Wednesday the setting up of a media commission for safety and security of journalists in Pakistan. “This commission will propose measures to be adopted by the government to protect journalists in the field and to ensure their well being,” an official statement quoting the PM as saying during […]

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MQM denies link to Wali Babar killers

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ISLAMABAD: Although party’s spokesman Wasay Jalil denies that convicted killers of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar belong to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the joint interrogation report by country’s six top intelligence agencies has established that at least three of the six convicts were from MQM. It is also a strange coincidence that Salman Mujhahid, […]

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PFUJ hails death to Wali Khan Babar’s killers

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ISLAMABAD: Welcoming the court decision in Wali Khan Babar murder case, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Saturday announced to observe March 4 as the countrywide solidarity day with the family of the late Geo reporter. The statement says PFUJ welcomes the court decision and announces March 4 as the solidarity day with the […]

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A historic verdict for which many lost their lives

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By: Umar Cheema and Usman Manzoor ISLAMABAD: As the Anti-Terrorism Court in Kandhkot announced its verdict on Saturday handing death sentence to two killers of Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar and life imprisonment for another four, it turned out to be a historic judgment. There is good news: Babar’s case is the first where […]

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Wali Babar’s brother transferred to Islamabad following death threats

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ISLAMABAD: Elder brother of slain Geo TV’s reporter Wali Khan Babar and main complainant in the murder case, Mohabbat Khan Babar, is being transferred to Islamabad following serious threats to him from target killers in case he continues pursuing the case. Earlier, the government ordered shifting the case from a trial court in Karachi to […]

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CPJ slams killing of Geo TV reporter

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The Committee to Protect Journalists has deplored the killing of Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar, who was shot dead in Karachi on Thursday, shortly after covering gang violence in the city. Wali Khan Babars death is the latest in a string of targeted attacks on journalists in Pakistan . The government has not addressed […]

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PFUJ demands speedy justice in Wali Babar case

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SUKKUR: Journalists from Sukkur and Larkana division protested in front of the Central Prison Shikarpur on Saturday where the hearing in the Wali Khan Babar murder case was in progress by an ATC judge. Hundreds of journalists from Sukkur and Larkana rallied under the banner of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists in front of […]

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Journalist killing case

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SHIKARPUR: An anti-terrorism court in Kandhkot on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the Wali Babar murder case to Jan 4. Judge Mushtaq Ahmed Laghari of the ATC adjourned the hearing again due to the absence of the defence counsel. The counsel for the complainant, Murtaza Babar, a brother of the victim, remained present in the […]

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