MQM to hold protest against Amnesty’s report today

MQM protest

Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will hold a protest demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday against what it says are misleading reports issued by the Amnesty International. A deputy convener of the MQM’s coordination committee, Nasir Jamal, termed the report of Amnesty International (AI) “baseless” and “fabricated”, saying such allegations from an …

Journalists under siege from threats, violence and killings

Journalists in Pakistan live under the constant threat of killings, harassment and other violence from all sides, including intelligence services, political parties and armed groups like the Taliban, Amnesty International said in a new report today. ‘A bullet has been chosen for you’: Attacks on journalists in Pakistan, describes how the Pakistani authorities have almost …

Altaf expresses concern over threats against journalists

LONDON: Founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has expressed concern over threats made against journalists. He has demanded that the government should take a serious notice of the threats and provide protection to senior journalists and anchor-persons. In a statement issued from London, Hussain said, “It is on the record that the …

SA passes resolution against attack on Hamid Mir

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly (SA) on Monday passed a resolution against the attack on senior journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir. Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) parliamentary leader Syed Sardar Ahmed, Nand Kumar Goklani and Nusrat Sehar Abbasi of Pakistan Muslim League (F) and Syed Hafeezuddin of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) tabled the resolution. …

Govt urged to provide security to all journalists

Karachi: Journalists across the country continued protesting against the attack on Geo News anchorman Hamid Mir on the third consecutive day on Monday. Karachi-based journalists gathered outside the press club to demand an independent judicial inquiry into the attack. The demonstration was organised by the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) on the call of the …

MQM denies link to Wali Babar killers

MQM denies link to Wali Babar killersISLAMABAD: Although party’s spokesman Wasay Jalil denies that convicted killers of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar belong to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the joint interrogation report by country’s six top intelligence agencies has established that at least three of the six convicts were from MQM. It is also a strange coincidence that Salman Mujhahid, […]

MQM seeks ban on Taliban’s media coverage

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) urged the government on Wednesday to promulgate an ordinance to restrict the print and electronic media from publishing or broadcasting any statement of the Taliban. The MQM coordination committee appealed to the government to provide full protection to all newspaper and electronic media offices so that journalists could continue …

CPJ report asks Nawaz to probe killing of journalists

ISLAMABAD: A damning report by the New-York-based influential Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused MQM and ISI for harassing and killing journalists and demanded the would-be prime minister Nawaz Sharif re-open murder cases of 23 journalists for bringing culprits to justice. The CPJ that works for the safety of journalists around the world has …