PCOMS urges government for serious action in cases of two missing journalists

Karachi, 28 Jan 2015: Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety, PCOMS expressed concern over the complete silence in the cases of two missing journalists from Sindh. Hakim Abro, a journalist from Ghotki was abducted on April 22nd, incidentally while he was travelling with a police constable. Despite the passage of over 3 months since his abduction, …

Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasised

JAMRUD: The press ordinance should be extended to the tribal belt, said participants at a ceremony held on Sunday at Jamrud Press Club to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Speaking on the occasion, participants said journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been performing their professional duties with unflinching resolve and under dangerous conditions. …

Demands pouring in for justice on Sabeen’s murder

By: Mariana Baabar ISLAMABAD: Outrage against the murder of director of The Second Floor (T2F), Sabeen Mahmud, shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on Friday, continues with Sunday seeing more world capitals demanding from the government that the perpetrators should be swiftly brought to justice and citizens guaranteed their constitutional right to freedom of …

Pakistan: Newspaper reporter arrested near Pak-Afghan border

Karachi: A correspondent of a Pakistani newspaper was arrested by security agencies in North Waziristan near Pak-Afghan border. The security forces detained Nasrum Minallah, correspondent of Express Tribune, along with his father, also a reporter, and four other journalists at Kajori check post in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) near Pak-Afghan border, at about 03:00PM on …