Pakistani journalists, activists faced increasing hostility in 2015: HRW

Pakistani journalists, activists faced increasing hostility in 2015: HRWJournalists and activists in Pakistan faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both the state and militant groups, according to Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. In the 659-page World Report 2016, which has reviewed human rights practices in more than 90 countries, HRW says the government […]

Geo News Bureau Chief Faheem Siddiqui briefly kidnapped, tortured

Geo News Bureau Chief Faheem Siddiqui briefly kidnapped, torturedKARACHI: Unidentified armed policemen in uniform and civvies kidnapped, tortured and robbed the Geo News Karachi Bureau Chief Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui in the Shahra-e-Noor Jahan police remit. According to Faheem Siddiqui, he was hailed by a police mobile near Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi as he was driving to work on Saturday afternoon. Expecting a normal security […]

Television reporters arrested for exposing transport of illegal arms and ammunition via railways

The investigative reporting team of a private television channel in Pakistan was arrested and criminally charged on December 3, for an expose on the transport of illegal arms and ammunition … Read More

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 … Read More

Protests in various cities against attacks on channel vehicles

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 … Read More

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 … Read More