Journalist manhandled and briefly detained by police

Journalist manhandled and briefly detained by policeOn 20 December, 2015 Muhammad Ansar, a reporter of Aaj News television channel was manhandled by police for covering the allegedly illegal closing down of sugar mills in Tando Muhammad Khan, a district in the southern part of Sindh province in Pakistan. Police tried to prevent Ansar from filming the protest of laborers. Police also […]

Journalist abducted and questioned

Journalist abducted and questionedMuhammad Afzal Mughal, vice president of the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Muhammad Afzal Mughal was picked up from his house and detained almost fifteen hours, in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southern Balochistan province. Balochistan is the most dangerous province in Pakistan for journalists, because of militancy by Baloch nationalist insurgents and Taliban factions, […]

Journalist briefly detained for interrogation

Journalist briefly detained for interrogationQUETTA: A local journalist and Vice President of the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Muhammad Afzal Mughal, was picked up by a law enforcement agency late on Monday night. However, he was released on Tuesday afternoon. A group of armed men knocked at the gate of the journalist’s house at around 2:30am and took him […]