Minister, PFUJ, CPNE condemn attack on Aheer

Journalists under siege

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid, on Monday called senior journalist Zafar Aaheer on telephone and inquired after him. While talking to the senior journalist, the minister condemned the assault on him in Multan.He said that the government believed in freedom of expression and would take every possible step …

CPNE welcomes formation of judicial commission

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the constitution of a high-level judicial commission to probe into the deadly attack on prominent anchorperson Hamid Mir in Karachi on Saturday and announced its full cooperation to the judicial commission to find out the facts about the incident. The highest journalistic body also vowed …

Attacks on journalists: ‘Despots’unnerved by independent media, says Jabbar Khattak

KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors Society (CPNE) Secretary General, Dr Jabbar Khattak on Wednesday said certain ‘despotic’ elements did not like the presence of an independent media in the country and were targeting media persons because they spread awareness among the masses. Addressing editors from Sindh at the CPNE Secretariat, he said the threat …