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WALI KHAN BABAR’S ASSASINATION – Press Club sombre but defiant: journalists vow to fight on

WALI KHAN BABAR’S ASSASINATION – Press Club sombre but defiant: journalists vow to fight on

KARACHI – The Karachi Press Club (KPC) presented a sombre but defiant picture on Friday, as the targeted assassination of 28-year-old journalist Wali Khan Babar reverberated among his friends and colleagues.
The KPC may be split along ideological lines, but all differences were cast aside as journalists from both the print and electronic media recalled the insecurity and uncertainty braved by media personnel in the execution of their jobs.
It was all too familiar for many

HRCP wants journalist’s killers brought to justice

LAHORE – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday expressed it concern and sorrow over killing of private TV channel reporter Wali Khan Babar in Karachi and demanded a full investigation in order to bring his killers to justice. The HRCP said that it was grieved at murder of yet another journalist in Pakistan and expressed sympathies and conveyed condolences to Babar’s family and colleagues. The fact that Babar was the second Pakistan journalist killed in 2011

‘Journalists’ welfare will not be compromised’

LAHORE – The journalist community’s welfare will not be compromised but some negative forces in the community were doing propaganda against the present Lahore Press Club (LPC) council, LPC President Sarmad Bashir said on Sunday.
He was speaking at the LPC Annual Lunch hosted in honour of club members and their families at the Journalist Housing Society, Harbanspura. Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran graced the occasion as chief guest.
Bashir said

94 journalists killed in 2010, says IFJ report

BRUSSELS – Ninety four journalists died in Pakistan owing to violence this year, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said on Friday, adding that country was the most dangerous place for media workers in 2010.
The Brussels-based organisation said in a report that the journalists and media personnel remained prime targets of political extremists, gangsters and terrorists while three journalists died in different accidents in last 12 months.
The IFJ said that 15

Pakistan world’s deadliest place for journalists

NEW YORK: Forty-two journalists were killed around the world this year and Pakistan was the deadliest country of all, a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday.
Pakistan led the list of fatalities with eight, followed by Iraq with four and three each in Honduras and Mexico, the New York-based CPJ said.
The total number of reporters killed in connection with their profession was much lower than in 2009, when the record figure of 72 worldwide was skewed

Journalists reminded of media ethics

KARACHI: The startling disclosures by WikiLeaks have further underscored the importance of media ethics at a time when contemporary media is changing fast, said Patrick Butler, vice president (programmes) of the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) Washington, on Saturday.
“It is important to decide who qualifies to be called a journalist, as besides the formal print and electronic, there are many other types of alternate media like social media, citizen-journalists,

Strike in Sindh against journalist’s murder

MIRPUKRHAS: Police on Monday registered an FIR against four brothers of Qaimkhani community for the murder of Mirpurkhas Press Club ex-president Sultan Mehmood Chandio while a complete shutter-down strike was observed in different parts of lower Sindh on the call of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz.
The town police registered the murder case on the complaint of Sultan Mehmood Chandio’s cousin, Barkat Ali Chandio, against four brothers, Saleem Qaimkhani, Aleem Qaimkhani, Waseem Qaimkhani

PU admin hesitates taking journalist’s attackers to task

LAHORE: Abdul Manan, a journalist who was tortured in the Punjab University, said Muslim Town Police have registered a case against Rana Qurban and Law College students who tortured and tried to kidnap him but the PU administration and Director Public Relation Khawaja Tahir was avoiding taking disciplinary action against them.
Journalists on Sunday said they will protest today (Monday) at the varsity against PU administration for not taking disciplinary action against ten

Punjab Police, ISI officials thrash and detain journalists

LAHORE: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sleuths and police constables thrashed and detained journalists over a minor issue in front of the office of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the Civil Lines Police precincts on Wednesday.
The journalists from print and electronic media staged a protest forcing the Civil Lines Police to register cases against the security personnel. The police later arrested four including Asim, Tanveer, Farooq, Baber of the Tipu Company after

LDA guards beat up journalists trying to protect woman from violence

LAHORE: Security guards of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) attacked the staff of the Dunya TV channel when they tried to rescue an elderly woman (an ex-LDA employee) from being beaten by the guards at the LDA Building on Egerton Road on Friday.
Fouzia, a teacher sacked from the LDA School in Johar Town, had approached the LDA along with court orders for her reinstatement. She was trying to meet the LDA’s top brass when security guards headed by Sohaib Abdul Rehman began

PM calls on journalists to improve Pakistan’s image

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday called on foreign-based Pakistani journalists to play their due role in removing all misconceptions about the country on the international front.
He was talking to a six-member Pakistan Journalists Association delegation from the UK, headed by Tahir Chaudhry, at his residence. A representative of a charity organisation called the Muslim Hands was also present on the occasion.
The prime minister said that Pakistan had