BJMAC slams closure of TV channels

QUETTA: The Balochis­tan Joint Media Action Commit­tee (BJMAC) has condemned closure of different news TV channels by cable operators because of threats allegedly issued by the Baloch Students Organisation (BSO). The committee in a meeting held here on Thursday urged the government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to play their role to solve …

Pakistan media staff injured as TV vans attacked

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn the attacks on Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) equipment of various television stations on Islamabad on Sunday, November 30. A number of unidentified people threw small explosives described as crackers, targeting the DSNG of Dunya News, Dawn News and …

Protests in various cities against attacks on channel vehicles

MQM protest

LAHORE: On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt, various journalist bodies including Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC) and Lahore Press Club (LPC) held a protest demonstration here on Monday against cracker attacks on digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vehicles of private TV channels …

GB court ruling against Jang Group ridiculous, says Ansar Burney

petition against Geo

KARACHI: Human rights activist and former federal minister for human rights Ansar Burney has termed the ruling against chief of Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and others awarded by Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) court ridiculous in the judicial history, says a press release issued on Monday. Ansar Burney said that several questions were being emerged through filing of …

Low powered explosives hurled at television channels’ vans, staff injured in Islamabad

Unknown motorcycle riders hurled low powered explosive devices, commonly called crackers, at digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vans of private TV channels Dawn News, Dunya News and Abb Tak News at Islamabad on Sunday, November 30 injuring five media professionals. The incident occurred after a political rally, organized by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) when two …