Media houses security being tightened after TTP threat

ISLAMABAD: The government has issued directives to step up security outside the offices of national and international media outlets in fear of a backlash from the activists of the defunct Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). A responsible functionary of the Interior Ministry told an international media outlet on condition of anonymity that the secret agencies had recorded …

Taliban planning to target media for Malala coverage

ISLAMABAD: Angered by the coverage of its attempt to assassinate Malala Yousufzai, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has drawn up plans to target Pakistani and international media organisations across the country. TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud has issued “special directions” to his subordinates in different cities of Pakistan to target media groups, BBC Urdu reported. An …

Altaf Hussain expressed deep concerns over the threats to the journalist’s community

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Founder and leader Altaf Hussain on Friday observed that the nation stood united for the first time after the 1965 war beside the Pakistan Army in a last ditch effort in protecting the country. He shared these views with Pervez Shaukat, the president of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) during a …

The media savvy journalists

Saadia Khalid LEEDS: A proper journalist is expected to have a handful of professional skills. This could include writing, reporting, identifying an issue, digging up facts, being impartial, focused, well connected, resourceful etc. But fast joining that burgeoning list is the need for marketing awareness and scoring points. These days journalists, irrespective of their experience, …