Journalist gunned down in Haripur

Journalist gunned down in HaripurHARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead in a commercial area of Haripur on Sunday morning. Sources said that Bakhsheesh Elahi, the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily K-2, was going to his office from his house on Lora Road when men on a motorcycle opened fire on him and sped away. They said Mr Elahi received […]

Express Tribune staffer facing threats

Express Tribune staffer facing threatsA senior staffer of The Express Tribune has been receiving threats from unknown people for the past several days. Chief reporter of The Express Tribune Lahore bureau, Rana Tanveer, has been facing the threats due to his work reporting on issues of minority communities. Two days ago, Tanveer was hit by a speeding car and […]

Journalist beaten up by politician’s guards: police

Journalist beaten up by politician’s guards: policeKARACHI: A journalist was on Saturday beaten up by guards of a politician belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional for raising objections over rash driving, said SSP-South Saqib Ismail Memon. The police officer told Dawn that he visited the JPMC hospital where the reporter of The Express Tribune, Zubair Ashraf, was sent for a medical […]

First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social media

First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social mediaAn Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday sentenced a man to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said. ATC Judge Shabir Ahmed announced the sentence for the 30-year-old accused in Bahawalpur, according to Shafiq Qureshi. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested the accused, who belongs to the Shia […]

PPF welcomes the Gambian courts verdict

PPF welcomes the Gambian courts verdictPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of Gambia welcomed the issuance of arrest warrants for the accused in the killing of Deyda Hydara, a journalist and founder of independent Point Newspaper. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter appreciates courts verdict and hopes this will […]