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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Pakistan: PPF condemns arrest of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan; urge authorities to ensure freedom of press

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) urges authorities to ensure the freedom of the press in Pakistan instead of repressing it as highlighted by the recent arrest of Express News anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan. We condemn Khan’s arrest, a move that appears to be a continuation of...

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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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PPF strongly condemns violent attack on senior journalist Ayaz Amir; urge arrest of perpetrators

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the violent attack on senior journalist Ayaz Amir. Such brazen acts of violence against journalists are unacceptable and continue to take place with impunity in Pakistan. The assault against Amir is telling of the shrinking space for free expression...

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) summoned case of harassing journalists by FIA

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Athar Minallah summoned the case on the petition of senior Anchorperson Sami Ibrahim where the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) accused him of provoking the public against institutions, BOL News reports. FIA officials argued that Sami...

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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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PPF terms PEMRA’s prohibition of interview of former prime minister’s interview as a dangerous step

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) believes that a recent Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) prohibition order issued to Bol News Talk Show Tajzia hosted by Sami Ibrahim following the broadcast of an interview with former prime minister Imran Khan is a dangerous step taken by the regulatory...

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