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Call for presenting missing activists before court

By SAHER BALOCH KARACHI: During a gathering of activists at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) office on Monday, rights activists demanded that all missing activists and bloggers be presented before court. The activists agreed that concerns regarding enforced disappearances needed to be raised as such cases could not be...

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US, UK concerned over missing Pak activists

WASHINGTON: The United States as well as the United Kingdom on Friday expressed concern over reports of missing Pakistani social media activists. Addressing the daily press briefing, Deputy Spokesperson State Department Mark C Toner said: “We are very concerned over reports that several Pakistani bloggers and activists have been reported...

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Abducting social activists

HAD last week’s kidnappings of bloggers and social media activists happened in Balochistan, it would have been a non-event. But all five abductions happened in Punjab — and now the authorities are feeling some heat. Salman Haider — a lecturer at the Fatima Jinnah Women’s University in Rawalpindi — was...

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Protests continue: Activists demand release of missing bloggers

LAHORE: Hundreds of civil society members staged a demonstration against the abduction of social media activists, including Islamabad-based Salman Haider, in front of the Lahore Press Club on Thursday. The protesters, carrying posters of the abducted victims and placards inscribed with demands for release, shouted slogans against the illegal abductions. Naveed...

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Journalist gunned down in Kalat

By Sharif Khan QUETTA –  Unknown armed assailants yesterday killed a local journalist in a hit-and-run incident in Kalat. As a local journalist and Pakistan Media Council Kalat Press Secretary Jan Muhammad Shahbaz Samalani left his home, unidentified attackers opened fire, killing him instantly. The police reached the site and shifted...