The Balochistan National Party-Mengal protests against killing of journalists

QUETTA: The Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) on Saturday staged a protest demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club against target killing of journalists and dumping of mutilated bodies of missing persons. The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-government slogans. Addressing the protesters, BNP-M General Secretary Akhtar Hussain Langov alleged that the state institutions …

Pakistani journalist killed, three injured in attack on political gathering

(PPF/IFEX) – 8 October 2012 – A cameraman for a television channel was killed and three journalists were injured on 7 October 2012 in an attack on a political party gathering. The incident occurred in Khairpur district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Mushtaque Khand, cameraman for the Dharti TV news channel, was killed while Mukhtiyar …

One television cameraman killed, three journalists injured in attack on political gathering

A cameraman for a television channel was killed and three journalists were injured on October 7, 2012 in an attack on a political party gathering in Khairpur district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Mushtaque Khand, cameraman for “Dharti TV” news channel was killed while Mukhtiyar Phulpoto, correspondent for Daily “Awami Awaaz”, Faheem Mangi, correspondent for …

Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan by EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (ECLJ) – On Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression Pakistan has impermissibly restricted the freedom of expression by subordinating it to Shariah. This restriction has created a repressive environment in which anyone may be punished for any action deemed inconsistent with Islam. While the Pakistani constitution allows for such restrictions, it is antithetical to the ICCPR. The 2012 UPR must hold …