"On 20 August 2015, numbers of media persons were assaulted by Liaqat National Hospital security staff, when cameramen tried to shoot expected visit of VIP movement in the hospital.
"On 20 August 2015, numbers of media persons were assaulted by Liaqat National Hospital security staff, when cameramen tried to shoot expected visit of VIP movement in the hospital."
A correspondent of a Pakistani newspaper was arrested by security agencies in North Waziristan near Pak-Afghan border.
The security forces detained Nasrum Minallah, correspondent of Express Tribune, along with his father, also a reporter, and four other journalists at Kajori check post in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) near Pak-Afghan border, at about 03:00PM on 31st March 2015.
Later, the father of Nasrum Minallah, and four other detained journalists were released.
Talking to PPF Haji Pazir Gul, the father of Nasrum Minallah, who himself is the correspondent of Daily Dawn newspaper, said that he was going along with his son Nasrum Minallah and four other journalists for the coverage of internally displaced persons (IDPs). However, at Kajori check post, security forces stopped them and asked them to prove their identity.
He said that after confirming their identification, the security forces let them go, but 4 to 5 kilometers ahead they were again intercepted by the security force personnel, who took them to some unknown place and detained them for about 10 hours. He said they kept his son Nasrum Minallah in other room and did not release him. He said he does not know why his son was detained.
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Rana Muhammad Azeem and Secretary General Amin Yousuf have demanded the security agencies to release Nasrum Minallah immediately.
The detention of Nasrum Minallah is also being condemned by the journalist community in Pakistan.
At Bannu Press Club in Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa Province, local journalists addressed held a meeting and passed a resolution unanimously, demanding the government and security forces to release the detained reporter. They warned of more protests movement if the reporter is not released.
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 men on a motorcycle hurled crackers at the parked DSNG vans of Dawn News, Dunya News and Abb Tak News channels. Five media personnel, DSNG engineer Ziaul Haq and cameraman Mohsin Ali of Dawn News, Nadir Hussain and Amir Ishfaq of Duniya News and Suleman Mubarik of Abb Takk News were injured who received treatment by Rescue 1122 medical staff on the spot. The DSNG vans were partially damaged in the attack.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Police registered a case against unnamed attackers and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Islamabad Asmatullah Junego said the target was the DSNG of Dawn News.
President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Rana M Azeem and Secretary General Amin Yousuf strongly condemned attack and demanded that that the culprits be captured and put behind the bars. ""We condemn the incident and consider this a terrorism to threat media to stop them showing truth. Such incidents cannot stop media men to perform their duties,"" Rana Azeem said.