Journalist shot dead, another injured in Peshawar

Journalist shot dead, another injured in PeshawarPESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday. The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon. […]

Journalist shot dead in Peshawar

Journalist shot dead in PeshawarPESHAWAR: A Nowshera-based reporter of a private television channel was shot dead in the limits of Pishtakhara police station here on Monday afternoon, police said. An official told Dawn that Nurul Hasan was shot dead near the Achini Chowk on the Ring Road by unknown motorcyclists. He said Hasan’s other companion identified as Shams was injured in […]

Journalists walk out of KP assembly

Journalists walk out of KP assemblyParliamentary journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday staged a token walk-out of the house to register protest against the murder of the Haripur based journalist Sohail Khan. The Haripur based journalist had been shot dead after he submitted a formal application with the concerned police station of his district. The deceased was reportedly receiving […]

Man gets life for killing journalist

Man gets life for killing journalistKARAK: The district and sessions judge here on Wednesday convicted a man for killing a senior journalist and sentenced him to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs500,000. The judge Syed Kamal Hussain Shah, however, acquitted a co-accused, Khoob Niaz, who is brother of the convict Aminullah, due to lack of evidence. The judge ruled […]

115 killings make Pakistan fourth deadliest country for journalists

115 killings make Pakistan fourth deadliest country for journalistsBRUSSELS: Pakistan is fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and comes behind Mexico, Philippines and Iraq according to an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) report released on Wednesday. The report which chronicles journalist deaths since 1990, says that at least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed […]

‘Two hitmen involved in DSNG attack held’

‘Two hitmen involved in DSNG attack held’KARACHI: Two suspected hitmen allegedly belonging to a banned sectarian outfit and involved in a dozen targeted killings, including those of policemen and three media workers, were arrested on Tuesday, a senior police officer said. Karachi-West DIG Feroze Shah added that the police apprehended Naveed, alias Tanveer, and Saqib in Nazimabad. “The held suspects belonged […]

Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: minister

Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: ministerISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcating Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that terrorists cannot silence the voice of the journalists and stop the government from rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country. He stated this while addressing the participants of a protest march organised here by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National […]

Under attack: Television reporter assassinated in ambush

Under attack: Television reporter assassinated in ambushKOHAT: Television journalist Hafeezur Rehman was shot dead by unidentified people in Kalo Banda, Kohat on Sunday morning. He was the second journalist in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to lose his life in such a grizzly manner in 2015. A police official said Rehman was on his bike when he was targeted by the gunmen. “He was hit […]