Journalist Noorani files complaint of harassment with FIA

assassination of journalism

ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani, The News correspondent in Islamabad, has moved the Cyber Crimes Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after receiving threatening calls and repeated threatening messages. Noorani was sent abusive messages and threats by a retired brigadier of the Pakistan Army Tarik Niazi on Twitter and Facebook. The account used by Brigadier (retd) …

Journalist threatened to leave Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Faced with threats from the law enforcement agencies, Karachi-based journalist Ali Chishti has been forced to move to the federal capital after being threatened by the Karachi police to leave the city. “Why am I so sure that they were police personnel? Because they had official weapons, official mobiles, and even the way they …

Who is taking on journalists?

ISLAMABAD: With Karachi often described as a mafia city, it is increasingly becoming hostile towards journalists who are being forced into silence and compelled to flee the city. Infact, two journalists have had to leave their hometown within the last month. Although writing a report about parties harbouring militant wings is not possible for a …

Judicial inquiry into journalist’s abduction demanded

PESHAWAR: The media watchdog organisation Freedom Network (FN) has demanded a judicial inquiry into reports that men in police uniforms kidnapped, tortured and detained investigative journalist Ali K Chishti. “What Chishti has described is shocking that the Karachi police could kidnap a journalist to deliver him to the Boss,” FN said. Ali Chishti, who writes …

Journalist picked up, thrashed by police

KARACHI: A young journalist accused police on Friday of picking him up and thrashing him last week. Ali K. Chishti, a correspondent of Friday Times, said he was intercepted by some half a dozen policemen in the PECHS area minutes after he had left his office with driver on Aug 30. Mr Chishti, who felt …

Journalist receives life threats

ISLAMABAD: A journalist is receiving life threats and obnoxious messages on his mobile phone from some unknown persons while police are doing nothing to protect him. Israr Ahmed, crime reporter of an English national daily, has been given life threats by some unknown persons on his cell number for many days. He has lodged a …

Journalists in Pakistan

A damning report by Amnesty International has brought to light what people involved in the media industry in Pakistan have known all along — that journalists are just not safe in the country. The report points fingers at all those quarters that have, in the past, been accused of making life a living hell for …

Pak journalists under ‘serious threat’: Amnesty

LONDON: Journalists in Pakistan are under “serious threat” from state security forces, some political parties and religious militant groups, Amnesty International has said. At the launch of its 2013 annual report at its London headquarters here, the human rights organisation’s Secretary General Shalil Shetty gave example of senior GEO TV and Jang Group journalist Hamid …