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Journalists under threat

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KARACHI: A month and a half back, the press club in Khuzdar opened unannounced after being shut for over a year. The press club was shut down in August last year after its president received threats from ‘unidentified men’ shortly after a press conference was held by members from the Hindu community revealing names of […]

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‘Pakistani law does not guarantee journalists’ safety’

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ISLAMABAD: A gathering of media practitioners and legal experts was told on Thursday that there was no law in Pakistan that guaranteed the safety of journalists, and that the state – rather than protecting journalists – actually creates an enabling environment where media personnel can be targeted for doing their jobs. An official from the […]

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CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that in Pakistan last year’s conviction of six suspects for the assassination of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar would herald a new dawn for journalists have dwindled in the face of fresh violence and the leadership’s failure to implement a series of commitments to CPJ to […]

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Faisal Mota challenges death sentence in Wali Babar murder case

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KARACHI: A worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Faisal Mehmood alias Mota, on Tuesday petitioned the Sindh High Court against capital punishment handed down to him by an antiterrorism court in the Wali Khan Babar murder case. He was arrested along with many others during a raid in and around the MQM headquarters, popularly known […]

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Attack on Hamid Mir has massively damaged press freedom: PPF chief

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KARACHI: Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali, has said the armed attack on the life of senior journalist Hamid Mir had massively damaged the cause of freedom of the press and security of media institutions, which was required for their independent functioning. This he said while speaking at a function, organized by […]

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Pakistan not safe but is producing brave journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan may not be the safest place for journalism, but it does breed brave, undeterred, upright and honest journalists like Hamid Mir, who could not be silenced through violence. During the past few weeks, a sustained campaign has started where journalists are being threatened, harassed and attacked. However, Pakistani journalists are not alien to […]

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Attacks on journalists continue with impunity

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Karachi: Killers are roaming the streets of Karachi. They murder with impunity. Each unpunished death makes them stronger. A case in point is the attack on Hamid Mir, senior anchorman and journalist at Geo News. His attack has left the journalist community shattered, for he was respected for his views and news. The media are […]

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Jang group journalists awarded

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ISLAMABAD: Noted journalists attached to the Jang Group were decorated with civil awards at special investiture ceremonies on Pakistan Day in recognition of their meritorious services.Columnist Ataul Haq Qasmi and former columnist Irfan Siddiqui, of the Daily Jang, have been awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz while the showbiz reporter Ashiq Chaudhry was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz.Nazeer Laghari of […]

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Wali Babar’s murder trial

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Following the delaying tactics of the organised criminal gang behind the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar and the killing of six eye witnesses, one prosecutor and, the case has finally concluded, setting an example of being a case where the killers have been prosecuted and brought to justice. Two main killers, still at large, […]

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Judgment in Wali Babar case

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AT last, some accountability. Some days ago, a little over three years after Wali Khan Babar was shot dead while on his way home from work at a local television channel in Karachi, six people were convicted of the young reporter’s murder. Two of them, who have never been apprehended, were sentenced to death in […]

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Convicts appeal against life sentences in SHC

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Karachi: Four men convicted of murdering Geo News reporter journalist Wali Khan Babar filed appeals on Thursday in the Sindh High Court against their life sentences. Mohammad Shahrukh, 24, Faisal Mehmood, 45, Tahir Naveed Shah, 34, and Mohammad Ali Rizvi, 40, had been sentenced for life by an anti-terrorism court. The appellants’ counsel alleged the […]

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First-ever convictions in a case of a murdered Pakistani journalist

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On Saturday March 1, 2014 a Pakistani court convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the convictions – the first in the murder of a Pakistani […]

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Life becomes miserable for three men for no crime

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KARACHI: Absconders involved in the murder of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar have been sentenced to death in absentia, while those arrested have been handed down life imprisonment. Seven important characters of the case have been murdered. However, three persons somehow connected with the case are bearing the brunt of the crime they never […]

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Police announce head money for Wali Babar’s murderers

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KARACHI: The city police have released mug shots of the two absconders involved in the murder of Geo television journalist Wali Khan Babar. The two absconders, Kamran alias Shani and Faisal alias Faisal Mota have been sentenced to death in Wali Babar’s murder case. The city’s police chief announced on Monday a reward of Rs2 […]

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