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Defamation: Supreme Court registrar files damages suit against journalist

Dr Faqir Hussain claims Rs 300 million in damages from Najam Sethi for publishing a ‘defamatory’ news story in a weekly magazine against him By: Hasnaat Malik ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s Register Dr Faqir Hussain has filed an Rs 300-million damages suit in the Islamabad District Court against senior journalist Najam Sethi for publishing a news story in his weekly magazine

Martyred newsmen remembered

QUETTA: A condolence reference was held at the Quetta Press Club on Saturday to pay homage to three journalists, including Saifur Rehman Baloch reporter of Samaa TV, Imran Sheik cameraman and Muhammad Iqbal photographer of NNI who were martyred in twin bomb blasts at Alamdar Road on January 10. The condolence reference was organised by CBE which, besides the journalists,

Pakistan Bar Council, Press Council of Pakistan to provide media-persons legal aid

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) have agreed to work together as strategic partners to provide legal aid to media persons at all levels. PCP Chairman Raja M Shafqat Khan Abbasi and Vice Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council, Akhtar Hussain have signed a MoU in this regard here on Friday. Protecting rights of the media

Pakistan TV Channels

TV channels’ rating race puts lives in harm’s way

By: Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: The hollow-cheeked father of the slain television cameraman, Imran Sheikh, bursts into tears while narrating the ordeal of his family. Imran Sheikh was killed in the line of duty during the recent bombings in Alamdar road area of the provincial capital along with Saifur Rehman of Samaa TV and Iqbal Hussain, a photographer of the

Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran workers ‘harass’ media persons

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief’s indefinite sit-in against the current government entered the fourth day today with a large crowd still sitting at Jinnah Avenue, while some participants reportedly misbehaved with women media persons. Reportedly, the crowd count was around 20,000 when Dr Tahirul Qadri began his speech. The protest site wore a populated look. As Dr Qadri took the

Press Council of Pakistan, Women’s Empowerment Group sign accord promoting media ethics on portrayal of women

KARACHI: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become strategic partners to collaborate on interventions on social development and media ethics related to human rights, while emphasising women rights particularly. As per the signed MoU, scope of intervention of both parties includes creating public awareness, involving in research and media

Peshawar journalists protest

Journalists condemn killing of colleagues in Quetta blasts

PESHAWAR: Journalists in the provincial metropolis on Friday staged protest to condemn the killing of media men in the deadly blasts in Quetta. The protest was jointly arranged by Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) and Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Three journalists working for Samaa television including Saifur Rahman Saif, Imran Sheikh

Pakistan Press Foundation

Three media professionals killed, three injured in bomb blasts in Quetta

Three media professionals were killed and three others injured in bomb blast in Quetta, the capital of the restive Balochistan province of Pakistan. The journalists were reporting on an explosion that had occurred about a few minutes earlier, when the second bomb exploded, killing and injuring many, including the journalists. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a militant group has claimed the responsibility for blasts

Quetta twin blast

At least 93 lives lost in Quetta explosions

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: As many as 81 people were killed and 121 injured in suicide and car bomb blasts in Quetta’s Alamdar Road area on Thursday night. Earlier in the afternoon, 12 people lost their lives when a bomb went off near a vehicle of the Frontier Corps at Bacha Khan Chowk. A cameraman and a reporter of a