International groups call on Trump to speak up for press freedom

International groups call on Trump to speak up for press freedomPresident Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 via email Dear President Trump, We are writing to you as journalists, press freedom organizations, and industry groups to express our deep dismay at the recent violence perpetrated against journalists in the United States as they have sought to report on mass […]

Kidnapper of Canadian journalist killed in encounter

Kidnapper of Canadian journalist killed in encounterPESHAWAR: The Bannu Police during an encounter killed an alleged terrorist who had links with the kidnapping of Canadian female journalist Khadija Abdul Qahaar, an official said on Tuesday.  Khadija Abdul Qahaar, who claimed she had converted to Islam, along with her translator and guide was on her way to Miramshah in the hope of […]

PFUJ concerned over rapidly growing media crisis

PFUJ concerned over rapidly growing media crisisISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has expressed grave concern over the rapidly growing media crisis in the country, which, it believes, is the result of ill-designed and ill-conceived media policy of the government.         “The crisis in the media industry is rapidly increasing, resulting in forced retrenchments, closure of the news outlets, and a decline […]

Hamid Mir serves legal notice on Punjab information minister

Hamid Mir serves legal notice on Punjab information ministerISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice on Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan for terming Prof. Waris Mir, Mir’s father, a traitor. ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice […]

PFUJ condemns ‘indecent’ remarks by Gill

PFUJ condemns ‘indecent’ remarks by GillISLAMABAD: Pakistan federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned “indecent” remarks by PM’s Special Assistant Shehbaz Gill while responding to a journalist’s. The question was about Gill’s removal from Quaid-e-Azam University. In a joint statement President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi demanded the prime Minister Imran Khan take notice of Shehbaz […]

Media related troubles continue for govt

Media related troubles continue for govtISLAMABAD: New York Times and Washington Post have covered an incident that will add to government’s worry about its perception of media handling and freedom of speech that has increasingly been under the limelight. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Council of Newspaper Editors, MPA Fayyazul Hassan Chohan made incendiary remarks, […]

Shikarpur journalist shot at, wounded

Shikarpur journalist shot at, woundedSHIKARPUR: A senior journalist associated with a Sindhi daily was shot and wounded by some masked assailants near the Gul Wah (irrigation channel) area here on Tuesday. Jameel Ahmed Mahar, also the senior vice president of Shikarpur Union of Journalists (SUJ), was chased and attacked in the area falling within the limits of Chak police […]