Press freedom watchdogs have called upon the authorities to explore the suspected involvement of Mirpurkhas police and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the 2007 murder of journalist Zubair Mujahid
May 26th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The three unidentified assailants asked journalist Asad Toor about the source of his funding as well as forced him to repeatedly raise slogans to prove his patriotism as they gagged and tortured him in his Islamabad apartment on Tuesday night.
May 30th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; On May 28 the Sindh Assembly passed the protection of Journalists and other media practitioner’s Act 2021. Voicepk.net summarizes the salient features and the key protections offered under the ambit of the law.
December 9th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; In a webinar hosted by SAHR, Prominent rights activists from South Asian countries decry the use of power by state and non-state actors on civil society and press to quell the dissenting voices.
16th October 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; Senior PML-N leader Khurram Dastgir claims the Punjab govt has set up containers around his house prior to the Gujranwala jalsa. He further said that agency men were involved in removing banners and picking up political workers.
بیورو رپورٹ; لاہور; لاہور کی ایک مقامی عدالت نے محمود اچکزئی کے خلاف نفرت انگیز تقریر کرنے کے الزام میں مقدمہ درج کرنے کی درخواست کومسترد کرتے ہوئے قرار دیا کہ تاریخی سچائیوں کی تلاش آزادی اظہار رائے کا لازمی جزو ہے اور مذکورہ تقریرتو قومی ہم آہنگی کو فروغ دینے کی کوشش تھی
October 15th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reprimanded the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over misuse of powers under the cybercrime law during the hearing of a journalist’s petition against the raid on his house.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has launched a decisive movement for the resolution of issues faced by media workers in the country, setting a three-month deadline for the government to take tangible actions towards a framework that can provide physical, economic, and mental security to media persons, said Nasir Zaidi, the PFUJ’s Secretary General, as he read out a declaration.
The dead body of a Pakistani fisherman, who passed away in Indian jail last month, has arrived home
The Federal Information Ministry has announced the formation of a consultation committee to discuss and make improvements to the (widely opposed) PMDA law.