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Report demands probe in journalists murder: involvement of MQM, Mirpurkhas police suspected

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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

Rights Watch | 2nd June 2021

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Islampura police have registered a case against a 24-year-old man for allegedly abducting a toddler on her way to a neighbour's house for Quran lessons and raping her. The three-year-old was later dumped on a street, but was found and taken to a hospital for treatment. The suspect is currently at large. For more stories on human rights abuses and concerns, keep reading.

Asad Toor attack: Journalists hold demonstrations, call for arrest of assailants

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Journalists, civil rights organizations and political activists on the call of the PFUJ held demonstrations in major cities today to condemn the attack on journalist Asad Toor, terming the incident an attack on free speech and press.
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Rights Watch | 19th February 2021

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Two minor children and two women in Dijkot, and a minor boy in Pakistan were subjected to sexual assault on Thursday, February 19. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 9th February 2021

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Warah elders in Bajaur roll back their decision to bar women from visiting World Bank centers to collect monthly cash grants after government intervention. The Supreme Court orders KP government to begin restoration of a vandalised Hindu temple in Karak. he Journalists Defence Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council (JDCPBC) sets up cell to provide free legal aid to journalists.
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Rights Watch | 18th December 2020

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Arzoo Raja case accused Syed Ali Azhar granted bail by sessions judge despite being booked for rape, a non-bailable offense....more HR news
Journalist Iqrarul Hasan assaulted in Lahore

Iqrarul Hasan assaulted in Lahore; forgives assailants later

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The ARY show host was targeted by unknown assailants who were arrested by the police. Hasan later forgave them.
IHC bars FIA from arresting journalist over posts on social media

IHC bars FIA from arresting journalist over posts on social media

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The Islamabad High Court has stopped the FIA from taking any action against a journalist over his allegedly ‘objectionable’ articles and posts on social media.

Rights Watch | September 25th 2020

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--HRCP condemns unverified reports of FIA cases against 49 journalists --Punjab Ombudsman Against Harassment in Workplace, releases Workplace Harassment toolkit --Multiple rapes & Gang Rape incidents involving women & children reported in Okara, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot & Sialkot --Woman gunned down by father-in-law in Jamshoro in Honour Killing incident.
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When Bravery Knows No Bounds

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Despite being on the front lines, media personnel - including reporters, camerapersons, and photojournalists, have not had the luxury of reporting safely. As the contagion spreads, journalists put their own safety on hold at times ...