Journalist Khalid Jamil arrested by the FIA for misinterpreting and disseminating ‘anti-state narrative;’ sent to Adiala Jail on judicial remand

Ausaf Broadcasting News (ABN) Bureau Chief Khalid Jamil was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on September 20. Jamil was taken into custody by FIA officials from his residence in New Town, Islamabad, for allegedly knowingly misinterpreting and disseminating “anti-state narrative” in his recent...

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Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes the safe return of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan after over four months; calls for a complete investigation into his disappearance

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the return of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan over four months after he was initially arrested, released, and then went missing. We urge a complete investigation into his disappearance and whereabouts over the past four months. On September 25, the Sialkot Police...

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Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes the safe return of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan after over four months; calls for a complete investigation into his disappearance

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the return of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan over four months after he was initially arrested, released, and then went missing. We urge a complete investigation into his disappearance and whereabouts over the past four months. On September 25, the Sialkot Police...

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Journalist Khalid Jamil sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad on Sunday sent journalist Muhammad Khalid Jamil to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to spreading “provocative narrative against the state institutions through social media platforms”. The journalist was presented in an Islamabad district and sessions...

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TV anchor Imran Riaz Khan ‘safe at home’ after being missing for over 4 months

Anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan — who had been missing for more than four months — is now “safe at home”, Punjab Inspector General (IG) Dr Usman Anwar confirmed to Dawn.com on Monday. Sialkot District Police Officer (DPO) Hassan Iqbal and Riaz’s lawyer, Mian Ali Ashfaq, also...

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Restrictions on Afghan border and journalism?

Pakistan has more than 2600 km long border with Afghanistan and 1468 km of it with Balochistan province of Pakistan. Along this long border with Balochistan province, four provinces of Afghanistan are located, including Helmand, Kandahar, Nimroz and Zabul. From where various border trades are carried...

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Journalists seeking justice

Report: (Irfan Athar Mangi) Pakistan is considered among the countries that are considered dangerous and unsafe for journalists in terms of restrictions on expression. In Pakistan, journalists are killed even while performing their duties and it becomes difficult for the heirs of such slain journalists...

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Two journalists in KP’s Swat district face legal action, including case registration and arrest

Two journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district faced legal actions, including arrest and registration of cases against them. On August 30, Daily Mashriq’s Bureau Chief Fayyaz Zafar was arrested by the Swat police under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO). The next day,...

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Attack on journalist condemned

KHAR: The members of the journalist community in Bajaur on Saturday condemned the attack on the Miranshah Press Club and the manhandling of a journalist, Noor Bahram. In a statement, Bajaur Press Club President Hasbanullah asked the government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to...

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Government Takes Drastic Action Against Theatres: Artists Say It Is An Attack On Freedom Of Expression

Minister of Information and Culture Amir Mir has taken decisive action against what they claim are ‘obscene’ dances in Gujranwala and Faisalabad. Orders have been issued to remove the directors of the arts council in Faisalabad and Gujranwala from their positions due to their failure...

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