Wali Babar case prosecutor’s brother killed

JHELUM/KARACHI: Special Public Prosecutor in Wali Babar murder case Abdul Maroof Advocate’s brother was killed in Jhelum on Saturday. According to police, Abdul Saboor, brother of the public prosecutor, was murdered by unknown armed persons. Abdul Maroof said his brother had no enemy. He said the motive behind the murder could not be ascertained so …

NA body asks for arrest of journalists’ killers

NA body asks for arrest of journalists’ killersISLAMABAD: The National Assembly sub-committee of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage has recommended the government arrest the nominated accused of journalists’ killing across the country. The committee expressed serious reservations over non-arrest of the killers of journalists, which creates further uncertainty among the journalists’ community. Police officials from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa […]

Journalists in Pakistan

A damning report by Amnesty International has brought to light what people involved in the media industry in Pakistan have known all along — that journalists are just not safe in the country. The report points fingers at all those quarters that have, in the past, been accused of making life a living hell for …

In the line of fire

Pakistani journalists

THE Committee to Protect Journalists says seven Pakistani journalists were killed while working this year. The South Asian Free Media Association puts the number at 13. Whatever the actual figure, Pakistan remained one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and the deadliest country in South Asia, for journalists in 2012. Caught between state …