Journalist bodies ask Afghan govt to release Pakistani journalist

ISLAMABAD: Journalist bodies have demanded the Afghan government to immediately release Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who had mistakenly crossed the Afghan border and was sentenced to four years prison sentence by the Afghan authorities. “It is amazing that Pakistan is accommodating 3.5 million illegal Afghan immigrants; however, a journalist who mistakenly crossed the border was …

SC admits treason plea against journalists, SAFMA

SAFMA

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a petition filed by political analyst Zaid Hamid seeking a treason trial against well-known journalists and the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) for allegedly undermining the Two Nation Theory and glory of Islam. The petition has also nominated director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), minister for …

Pemra may be used to victimise media

LAHORE: The media community, civil society and democratic forces will not accept any measures to curb the press freedom, said representatives of various organisations on Wednesday. The promise came as representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore Press Club and South Asian Free Media …

Journalist organisations condemn attack on Hamid Mir

Hamid Mir attack

KARACHI: The South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) and the South Asian Women Media (Sawm) have strongly condemned life attempt on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir terming it an attack on “all the journalists”. A special meeting joint meeting was held here at Arts Council on Tuesday with its General-Secretary Amir Mehmood and president Sawm Khursheed …

Journalists protest murder of colleague

MQM protest

QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration outside the Press Club against the murder of their colleague, Mumtaz Alam, who was killed in Besima and life threats to senior journalist Imtiaz Alam. The protesting journalists, who were carrying placards and banners, chanted slogans in support of their demands. They …

Journalists vow never to be cowed down

journalists protection

LAHORE: “The kinds of threats journalists face today cannot be fought by individuals…we have to fight them together. And yet, when there is an attack on one media house, other media houses remain silent. It is not only the government’s responsibility to provide security to journalists, the media must unite on this front as well,” …

Bilawal condemns threats to journalist Imtiaz Alam

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-In-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned death threats to renowned journalist and South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and has asked the federal government to arrange adequate security arrangements for him. In a statement issued on Sunday, Bilawal said that death threats to a patriotic and …

Media bodies condemn death threats to journalist

Journalists and representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) and South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists …