Freedom of Expression

Journalist Imran Riaz handed over to Rawalpindi police

ATTOCK: A local court on Wednesday handed over journalist Imran Riaz Khan, who was arrested by Attock police, to Rawalpindi police with the direction that a relevant forum should be approached. Police produced Khan before district and judicial magistrate Attock under tight security for obtaining his...

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Imran Riaz Khan arrested

KARACHI: Journalist Imran Riaz Khan was arrested on Tuesday near the outskirts of Islamabad, according to his counsel Mian Ali Ashfaq. Khan was heading to Islamabad when he was arrested in connection with a treason case registered against him in Attock. Ashfaq said his client was...

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Ayaz Amir’s attack case registered

LAHORE: Police on Saturday registered a case against five to six unidentified persons for attacking senior journalist Ayaz Amir a day earlier. The case was registered with Qila Gujjar Singh Police Station under sections 147, 149, 506 and 382 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the...

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Body formed to finalize Journalist Protection (Amend) Bill: Marriyum

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Friday that a special committee, comprising representatives from the ministries and media organizations concerned, had been formed to finalize the Journalist and Media Professionals Protection (Amendment) Bill 2022. She informed the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist’s (Dastoor)...

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Senior journalist Ayaz Amir ‘attacked’ in Lahore

Senior journalist and columnist Ayaz Amir was allegedly attacked by unidentified assailants in Lahore on Friday night. Ayaz, associated with a local TV channel, came under attack when he was returning home from his office in the provincial capital. The attackers manhandled the senior columnist and also...

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Pakistan: Escalating Attacks on Journalists

A recent series of attacks and growing pressure on journalists who criticize the Pakistan government is a cause for serious concern, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists said today. Those suspected of criminal responsibility should be promptly and fairly prosecuted. The...

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