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Journalist kidnapped, tortured in Charsadda

Journalist kidnapped, tortured in CharsaddaCHARSADDA: A group of armed men on Thursday allegedly kidnapped a journalist from a busy bazaar in a broad daylight subjected him to torture, dragged him to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) office, humiliated him there and video filmed the criminal

Media freedoms under threat

Media freedoms under threatFor the past several years, international media watchdogs have been listing Pakistan among most dangerous countries for media practitioners. Yet there is no sign of improvement. In fact, harassment, assault and murder remain the wages of freedom of expression. In its Media Freedom

News agent shot dead in Batkhela

News agent shot dead in BatkhelaBATKHELA: A newsagent was gunned down while his associate suffered injuries when unknown assailants opened fire on them here on Monday night. According to Levies personnel and residents, Sardar Ali along with his associate Zahir Shah was on way

Lawyers ransack chamber of IHC CJ, clash with journalists

Lawyers ransack chamber of IHC CJ, clash with journalistsISLAMABAD: Demonstrating against demolition of their chambers at the district courts, the lawyers on Monday ransacked the chamber of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice, Athar Minallah, and chanted slogans against him.

Cell launched to defend journalists in courts

Cell launched to defend journalists in courtsISLAMABAD: A cell has been set up to provide free legal assistance to journalists in coordination with the Journalists Defence Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBCJDC). The initiative comes at a time when physical and online

Pearl case accused moved to new premises

Pearl case accused moved to new premisesKARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday moved Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the prime accused in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl, and his four associates from jail to a newly-built facility inside the prison, sources