Continued attacks on Geo exposing incapability of govt

HYDERABAD: President Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Noorani) (JUP-N) and Chief of Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair in a joint statement on Sunday vehemently condemned the attacks on Geo News. They said attacks on TV channels are actually attacks on freedom of the press. They said the incidents on the one hand were defaming …

PTI rioters pelt Geo offices with stones

ISLAMABAD: Gangs of violent stone-throwing activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again attacked Geo’s eight-storey building in the federal capital on Saturday around midnight. This is the fourth such attack by PTI workers on the Geo offices. About 150 rioters came in separate groups, gathered around the Geo offices, and pelted the building with …

IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), condemning their roles in the recent violent attack on journalists and media houses; and urging for immediate action to stem violence being …

Pakistani journalist beaten in head during protests, accuses police in the attack

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Azam Khan, a Pakistani journalist who freelances for Thomson Reuters Foundation, is recovering from head injuries sustained on Sunday while covering anti-government protests in Islamabad. Khan said police beat him with clubs outside the parliament building and accused the media of stirring up the protests. He was returning to the …

PBA condemns attack on PTV

Pakistan Broadcasters Association

Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the attack and unlawful takeover of its member channel Pakistan Television Network’s Islamabad headquarters by protesters. The statement further appealed to all sides not to hinder or attack media and journalists who are performing their lawful duties. Business Recorder

Occupiers knew exactly what they were doing at PTV

ISLAMABAD: The mob that stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) was uncannily familiar with the inner workings of a TV station and made a bee-line for the station’s Master Control Room (MCR) – the nerve centre of the network’s broadcast uplink facility. They were also surprisingly familiar with the locations of key offices and …

Riot zone mob storms PTV

ISLAMABAD: A mob of protesters from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) sit-ins stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) and forced its staff to take two of the state broadcaster’s flagship channels — PTV News and PTV World — off the air, on Monday morning. According to eyewitnesses, nearly 400 PTI …

Violence not acceptable means to change govt: US

WASHINGTON: The United States sent a clear message to Pakistan on Monday, telling all parties to the political impasse that it would not accept any effort to bring a change through violence or extra-constitutional means. “Violence and destruction of private property and government buildings are not acceptable means of resolving political differences,” said US State …