Investigators look for clues to Mahmud’s murder as free-speech fears grow

Investigators look for clues to Mahmud’s murder as free-speech fears growKARACHI: Investigators have found no match for casings of bullets that killed a prominent human rights activist, dashing hopes for quick answers to a murder that has raised fears for the safety of dissenting voices. Gunmen on a motorcycle attacked activist Sabeen Mahmud, the director of The Second Floor (T2F) on April 24 in the […]

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Rights activist shot dead after seminar on Baloch issue

Rights activist shot dead after seminar on Baloch issueKARACHI: Sabeen Mahmud, social media campaigner and human rights activist who founded the social forum T2F, was shot dead on Friday evening, minutes after the end of an interactive discussion ‘Unsilen­cing Balochistan’ organised by her and attended by journalists and rights activists, including the founder leader of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Abdul Qadeer […]

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Torture rife across Asia, says Amnesty

LONDON: Amnesty International (AI) has said that torture is rife across the Asia-Pacific region, with China and North Korea among the worst offenders and a host of other governments, including Pakistan and India, betraying promises to stamp it out. At the launch of Amnesty International’s global campaign, ‘Stop Torture’, on Monday, the human rights organisation …

Martyred newsmen remembered

QUETTA: A condolence reference was held at the Quetta Press Club on Saturday to pay homage to three journalists, including Saifur Rehman Baloch reporter of Samaa TV, Imran Sheik cameraman and Muhammad Iqbal photographer of NNI who were martyred in twin bomb blasts at Alamdar Road on January 10. The condolence reference was organised by …

Reopening of Khuzdar Press Club lauded

ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has welcomed the reopening of Khuzdar Press Club after two-and-a-half months of closure due to security of working journalists. In the face of worsening law and order situation, the PCP has already taken serious note of the safety and security for journalists of Balochistan and has constituted a three-member …