PFUJ Expresses Concern Over Raising COVID – 19 Positive Cases In Media Houses

PFUJ Expresses Concern Over Raising COVID – 19 Positive Cases In Media HousesKARACHI: Office bearers of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have urged the owners of media houses to ensure safety of their workers, both journalists and non journalists, increasingly inflicted with COVID-19. In a joint statement on Monday, President PFUJ, Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General, Nasir Zaidi have urged the owners of both the print […]

Accountability court extends Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29

Accountability court extends Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended Jang/Geo Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29.  Judge Jawad ul Hasan conducted proceedings of the reference against MSR. NAB prosecutor Asim Mumtaz and MSR’s attorney were present during the hearing.  “We have come to know that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is ill?” inquired the court.  “Yes, he is […]

Dr. Shujaat Bhukhari Remembered On His 2nd Martyrdom Anniversary By AJK Journalists

Dr. Shujaat Bhukhari Remembered On His 2nd Martyrdom Anniversary By AJK JournalistsMIRPUR: Journalist fraternity across Azad Jammu Kashmir and Pakistan-based Kashmiri journalists Sunday paid rich tributes to veteran legendary senior Kashmiri journalist Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari Shaheed, on his 2nd martyrdom anniversary, with the renewal of the pledge to continue his mission of securing and protecting the rights of expression besides the birth rights of the […]

We’re becoming stories when booked under black laws: Zahra

We’re becoming stories when booked under black laws: ZahraAn award-winning Kashmir-based photojournalist, Masarrat Zahra, who was last month booked under draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for her social media posts, has said that the Kashmiri journalists are also becoming stories, when they are beaten by Indian troops and booked under draconian laws like UAPA. On Thursday, Zahra was named the winner of the […]

Magazine editor Anis-ur-Rehman goes missing in Islamabad

Magazine editor Anis-ur-Rehman goes missing in IslamabadISLAMABAD—Muhammad Anis-ur-Rehman, editor of Nawa-e-Waqt Group’s magazine Nada-e-Millat and author of several books, has gone missing from Islamabad since Wednesday. Arshad Ansari, President of the Lahore Press Club, tells JournalismPakistan.com that Rehman went missing four days ago in the federal capital. However, the authorities had failed to trace him. Ansari expressed grave concern and said: “We are […]

PFUJ condemns robbery attempt at Imtiaz Alam’s home

PFUJ condemns robbery attempt at Imtiaz Alam’s homeISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned a second burglary attempt at the residence of veteran journalist Imtiaz Alam in Lahore, which it termed alarming, and a failure of the provincial government.                            In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi called for an inquiry into the incident and immediate arrest […]

Rights Experts Slam Use Of Force Against Journalists Covering US Protests

Rights Experts Slam Use Of Force Against Journalists Covering US ProtestsUNITED NATIONS: The monitors for freedom of expression for the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights Wednesday condemned the use of force against journalists reporting on demonstrations that have rocked cities across the United States over the past two weeks following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, by police […]