Seven media personnel seriously injured in baton charge by police and paramilitary Rangers

Seven media personnel seriously injured in baton charge by police and paramilitary RangersSeven media personnel were seriously injured in baton charge by law-enforcement agencies on February 2, 2016 while covering the protest demonstration by state owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) against the planned privatization of the national airlines. Shots were fired during the protest demonstration in which two employees of PIA lost their lives. Eye witnesses said […]

Media men face law enforcers’ wrath

Media men face law enforcers’ wrathKARACHI: It is generally believed that a journalist can save his skin in times of crisis by showing his identity. But on Tuesday whoever was wearing a press card and trying to cover the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees’ protest, faced collective wrath of law enforcers. After the shots had been fired in a rally […]

Pakistan condemns attack on journalists

Pakistan condemns attack on journalistsUNITED NATIONS: Pak­istan unequivocally condemned all attacks on and violence against journalists in the performance of their professional duties. Participating in a debate on Protection of Journalists in Conflict Situations’ in the UN Security Council, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan shares the international outrage on the recent beheading and summary execution of […]

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JI proposes bill for journalists protection

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ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) members has submitted draft of ‘Protection of Journalists Bill 2014’ with the National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday. The draft of the bill bearing signatures of JI MNAs Sahibzada Tariqullah, Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqoob, Sher Akbar and Ayesha Syed is aimed at providing protection to lives of journalists in field, workplaces and at their …

Sharjeel lauds journalists’ fight for democracy

Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Wednesday the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and journalists were pro-democracy and had always fought for strengthening the country’s democratic system. They had actively participated in the struggle for the restoration of democracy and against dictatorships, he said while addressing a ceremony …