Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalist

Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalistIslamabad police have registered a first investigation report (FIR) against five persons, including the security guards of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, for assaulting a Samaa TV cameraman on Monday. TV footage had showed Syed Wajid Ali, the cameraman, lying on the ground outside the parliament building after a security guard […]

‘Editors for Safety’ expresses concern over attacks on media by supporters of some religious organisations

‘Editors for Safety’ expresses concern over attacks on media by supporters of some religious organisations‘Editors for Safety’, an organisation of newspaper editors and heads of television channels working for safety and security of journalists, has expressed it’s serious concern on a series of attacks on journalists and television crews in different cities by supporters of some religious organisations during today’s protest rallies. Reports from Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad and some […]

Journalists stage demo for security at workplaces

Journalists stage demo for security at workplacesISLAMABAD: Various journalist bodies on Monday staged a demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) urging the government to ensure foolproof security at their workplaces. The protest was held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) which was attended by the members of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), NPC and other […]

Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attack

Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attackLAHORE: The Provincial Assembly on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning an attack on the office of a television channel. The resolution demanded that the government take the necessary security measures to protect journalists and media houses. The session chaired by Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal had earlier witnessed a token walkout by journalists from the […]

One injured in a hand grenade attack by Islamic State on office of television channel

One injured in a hand grenade attack by Islamic State on office of television channelVideo editor of “ARY News” television channel was injured in attacked by militants of Islamic State (IS) on January 13, in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan. The attackers on a motorcycle hurled a hand grenade and fired shots at the office. The security guard tried to catch the attackers but not succeeded. Omar Hayat, a […]

#Dunyaunderattack, three injured as office gets bombed

#Dunyaunderattack, three injured as office gets bombedFAISALABAD (Dunya News) – Dunya News came under a grenade attack Friday from unknown assailants of banned organization as its Bureau office in Faisalabad was bombed, injuring three of its employees. The attack shattered windows, while cars and motorcycles parked outside were significantly damaged by the explosion. Threatening pamphlets were also dropped at the crime […]

Past in Perspective

Past in Perspective”Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves.” –Asif Ali Zardari’s frustration on Pakistani media during an address to businessmen from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad 2009. Asif Ali Zardari was addressing members of the delegation of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), during which he commented on the role of journalists in Pakistan. The president […]