Man gets life for killing journalist

Man gets life for killing journalistKARAK: The district and sessions judge here on Wednesday convicted a man for killing a senior journalist and sentenced him to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs500,000. The judge Syed Kamal Hussain Shah, however, acquitted a co-accused, Khoob Niaz, who is brother of the convict Aminullah, due to lack of evidence. The judge ruled […]

115 killings make Pakistan fourth deadliest country for journalists

115 killings make Pakistan fourth deadliest country for journalistsBRUSSELS: Pakistan is fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and comes behind Mexico, Philippines and Iraq according to an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) report released on Wednesday. The report which chronicles journalist deaths since 1990, says that at least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed […]

‘Two hitmen involved in DSNG attack held’

‘Two hitmen involved in DSNG attack held’KARACHI: Two suspected hitmen allegedly belonging to a banned sectarian outfit and involved in a dozen targeted killings, including those of policemen and three media workers, were arrested on Tuesday, a senior police officer said. Karachi-West DIG Feroze Shah added that the police apprehended Naveed, alias Tanveer, and Saqib in Nazimabad. “The held suspects belonged […]

Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: minister

Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: ministerISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcating Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that terrorists cannot silence the voice of the journalists and stop the government from rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country. He stated this while addressing the participants of a protest march organised here by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National […]

Under attack: Television reporter assassinated in ambush

Under attack: Television reporter assassinated in ambushKOHAT: Television journalist Hafeezur Rehman was shot dead by unidentified people in Kalo Banda, Kohat on Sunday morning. He was the second journalist in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to lose his life in such a grizzly manner in 2015. A police official said Rehman was on his bike when he was targeted by the gunmen. “He was hit […]

HRW urges Pakistan to bring killers of Zaman Mehsud to justice

HRW urges Pakistan to bring killers of Zaman Mehsud to justiceNew York: Pakistani authorities should conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into the killing of journalist and rights monitor Zaman Mehsud, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday. Gunmen fatally shot Mehsud on November 4, while he was riding his motorcycle in the Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “We killed him because he was writing against us. […]