Media in the crosshairs

By: Kamila Hyat Media in the crosshairsThe media remained the target of attack through 2014, caught in the crosshairs of guns wielded by militants, political and criminal elements and even professional rivals throughout 2014. The country was declared the world’s most dangerous place for journalists by the International Federation of Journalists, ahead of war-torn Syria. …

Govt tried to buy journalists but they refused: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said journalists are not for sale and media workers have played an important role in restoration of democracy and sustainability in the country. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Federation of Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at his residence in Bani Gala, he said the government tried to …

Mushahidullah asks: Which state organ didn’t err?

ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahiddulah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while speaking to the joint sitting of parliament on Thursday, said that no institution had committed any mistake but the country had been pushed to the verge of collapse. He said that the sit-ins of the PTI and PAT had inflicted huge losses on the country.He …

Govt standing with the media, freedom of expression: Pervaiz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday expressed solidarity with journalists injured during the coverage of the Azadi and Inqilab marches, saying that the government was standing with journalists, media workers and the freedom of expression. Talking to a private TV channel, he apologised over the act of …

Imran Khan condemns attack on SAMAA’s cameraman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday condemned the attack on SAMAA TV’s cameraman during live coverage of his speech. Two men disguised as PTI’s workers beat up SAMAA’s cameraman Muhammad Tariq and broke his camera. Reacting to the assault, Khan said that he would expel his workers if they were found involved …