Role of free media vital for promotion of democracy: Zubair

Role of free media vital for promotion of democracy: ZubairThe free media has a vital role towards the promotion of democracy. This was stated by the Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair, here on Monday. He was talking to a five-member delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) which called on him at the Governor House under the leadership of its general secretary, […]

Protecting freedom of expression: ‘Bill shows govt’s fear of creative minds and art’

Protecting freedom of expression: ‘Bill shows govt’s fear of creative minds and art’HYDERABAD: At a dialogue discussing the implications of the media of Sindh Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Bill, 2017, participants viewed the proposed law as a tool for suppressing dissent. The event, at which some speakers warned of launching a protest movement against the law, was organised on Sunday by the Sindhi Adabi Sangat […]

CPNE, APNS urged to help protect journalists

CPNE, APNS urged to help protect journalistsQUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has urged the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to play their role in protecting journalists threatened by militant groups. Speaking to protesting journalists on Saturday, BUJ president Khalil Ahmed and Quetta Press Club president Raza-ur-Rehman condemned the killing in Swabi […]

Journalist’s killing: Taliban claim contrary to FIR contents

Journalist’s killing: Taliban claim contrary to FIR contentsSWABI: While an FIR lodged by a brother of Haroon Khan — a journalist who was shot dead near his home on Thursday night — said his two nephews were involved in his murder, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for his killing. In a statement, the militant group said Haroon, who worked for print as […]

Media houses, workers in Balochistan: APNS voices concern over threats by outlawed organizations

Media houses, workers in Balochistan: APNS voices concern over threats by outlawed organizationsThe APNS expressed its grave concern on the threats and ultimatum issued by outlawed organizations to media houses and media workers operating in Balochistan and termed these threats as harassment and attack on press freedom in the country. Sarmad Ali, President and Umer Mujib Shami, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society have stated […]

Journalist gunned down in Swabi

Journalist gunned down in SwabiSWABI: A local journalist was gunned down outside his house in Swabi town on Thursday, police and hospital sources said. Haroon Khan, a correspondent for Waqt News TV, came under fire when he stepped out of his home. He was also affiliated with Akhbar-i-Khaiber, while earlier he remained associated with the Mashriq TV. The body […]