PPF condemns behavior of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar toward reporter Shahid Qureshi; completely unacceptable for minister to manhandle reporter for asking a question

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the behavior of federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar toward reporter Shahid Qureshi while he was asking the federal minister questions. It is the right of a journalist to ask Dar questions and inquire about key issues regarding the economic situation...

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Ishaq Dar loses his cool with reporter over question on IMF programmer

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar lost his cool with a reporter at the Parliament House on Thursday after being questioned about the completion of the stalled International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. After addressing a National Assembly session, Dar, flanked by his security guards, was departing the Parliament...

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Majority of female graduates abandon careers due to societal challenges in KP

PESHAWAR: In a striking trend, despite a growing number of female graduates in Journalism and Mass Communication departments across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa universities, 90 percent of students are abandoning their journalism careers upon completion of their degrees. This unsettling underrepresentation of females in the field has sparked profound...

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PPF condemns registration of FIRs against media professionals Shaheen Sehbai, Wajahat Saeed Khan, Moeed Pirzada and Sabir Shakir

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the registration of First Information Reports (criminal complaints) against four media professionals — Shaheen Sehbai, Wajahat Saeed Khan, Moeed Pirzada and Sabir Shakir  — amongst others for allegedly inciting violence through their videos and social media posts on May 9,...

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PPF alarmed by reports of Geo News producer Zubair Anjum being picked up; urge authorities to ensure his safe recovery

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by reports that Geo News producer Zubair Anjum was “picked up” from his residence in Karachi and urges authorities to ensure his safe recovery. According to Geo News, Anjum was “picked up” by police officers from his residence in the city’s Model Colony...

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PPF welcomes the return of Bol News President Sami Abraham after six days; calls for accountability to tackle the culture of impunity in crimes against media

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the return of journalist and Bol News President Sami Abraham six days after he was allegedly abducted from Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad. While Abraham’s return is a welcome step, questions remain about his abduction. Authorities must ensure that accountability in such incidents is...

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PPF alarmed by arrests, raids, and harassment of media professionals; urge govt to provide answers instead of deflecting away from the issue

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by recent arrests, raids, and harassment of journalists and media professionals in Pakistan. In the aftermath of former prime minister Imran Khan’s arrests and the protests that followed on May 9, many media professionals have been picked up and...

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Journalists harassed, 1 beaten after opposition protest coverage in Pakistan

New York, May 24, 2023—Pakistani authorities must cease harassing journalists covering the country’s political unrest and respect the media’s right to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Since May 16, police have visited the homes of at least three journalists who...

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Hunt for May 9 suspects: Lahore Press Club approaches high court to stop ‘harassment’ of journalists

LAHORE: The Lahore Press Club says it has compiled a list of nearly 197 journalists and crew of the DSNG vans of various news channels who faced harassment and abuse of power by police. LPC President Azam Chaudhry told Dawn these media workers were discharging their...

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No trace of Imran Riaz in any police dept across Pakistan, Punjab IG tells Lahore High Court

Punjab Inspector General Dr Usman Anwar told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday that there was no trace of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan — whose whereabouts remain unknown since his arrest at Sialkot airport on May 11 — at any police department across the...

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