Journalist escapes ‘life bid’ in Nowshera

NOWSHERA: A local journalist on Wednesday narrowly escaped bid on his life when unknown car riders allegedly tried to crush him to death. Shaheen Shah, a local journalist and general secretary of the Nowshera Press Club, told the police that he was coming to press club...

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Journalist verbally assaulted by police during by-election coverage

While covering by-elections in the Punjab province, a reporter for ARY News was verbally assaulted by Lahore’s capital city police officer. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the incident. Journalists should be allowed to work without such challenges and their role in ensuring free and fair...

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Journalists Who Were Harassed, Manhandled and Forced out of Work during Imran Khan’s Rule

Imran Khan claimed that he never issued orders against any journalists and only found out about a journalist’s disappearance or treatment in Cabinet meetings. On July 16th  2022 at a seminar on media freedom in Islamabad, former PM and PTI Chairman Imran Khan claimed that he...

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Imran’s statement on media freedom flies in face of reality: PFUJ

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has described the statement of former Prime Minister Imran Khan claiming that he did not have any hand in stifling the media as against facts and reality. In a statement issued on Sunday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and...

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Imran Khan’s regime was darkest period for media: Marriyum Aurangzeb

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Saturday said that Imran Khan’s era was the darkest period for media. Addressing a news conference, the minister alleged Imran Khan is a habitual liar and a failed person, he only knows how to lie. She pointed out...

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Journalists picked up during PTI govt were not on my orders: Imran

PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday distanced himself from restraints put on media freedom during his government, saying that any journalists picked up by the authorities were not on his directives. Addressing a seminar on media freedom in Islamabad, he said: "[When I was the prime...

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Pakistan: PPF welcome safe return of Aaj News Assignment Editor Nafees Naeem; urge investigation into his abduction

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the safe return of Aaj News Assignment Editor Nafees Naeem, a day after he was abducted by unidentified individuals in plain clothes. The circumstances of his abduction and return remain unclear. We urge the authorities to conduct an investigation and...

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Aaj News staff member Nafees Naeem returns home

Aaj News senior staff member Nafees Naeem, who went missing on Monday after he was "picked up" by men in plainclothes, returned home safely within 24 hours of being abducted. The channel's director news, Kamal Siddiqi, shared the development on Twitter. "Aaj senior assignment editor Nafees Naim...

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Journalist’s ‘disappearance’ near home sparks concern, condemnation

KARACHI: Nafees Naeem, an assignment editor at Aaj News channel, went missing from near his home in Nazimabad on Monday afternoon and is believed to have been abducted by unknown persons traveling in a Vigo, according to police, the TV channel’s administration and media organizations. West-Zone...

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PPF concerned at the arrest of journalist Pir Muhammad Kakar in Loralai district; urges authorities to provide clarity

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned at the arrest of Dunya News correspondent Pir Muhammad Kakar on July 7 in the Loralai district of the Balochistan province. PPF urges authorities to provide more clarity about the reasons for the journalist’s arrest and ensure that legal...

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