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Pakistan

November 10, 2014

Impunity condemned while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have deplore the brutal murder of a journalist in Sindh province November 5, and demanded the immediate arrest and persecution of the murderers. IFJ said Pakistan leads its global death toll as the most dangerous country for journalists and media workers, outranking Syria and Iraq in journalist killings for 2014. Jewan Arain , a journalist of Dharti TV, was killed in Ghambat... MORE
November 4, 2014

Journalist detained for reporting on political corruption in Pakistan

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have expressed concern over the detention of a senior journalist and blogger in tribal area of Waziristan, Pakistan on Monday October 28, 2014. According to reports, Shehryar Mehsud , a columnist at the Urdu daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, was arrested on the orders of the political administration of South Waziristan allegedly for exposing the 'corruption of political agents' in development... MORE
October 28, 2014

Supreme Court of Pakistan to indict TV chief and anchor for contempt

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have expressed deep concern over the legal course against ARY News channel's CEO and its anchor over a broadcasting of a programme that challenged Pakistan's judiciary. The Supreme Court of Pakistan on October 13 decided to prosecute the chief executive of the private television network, Salman Iqbal , and the programme anchor, Mubashir Lucman , indicting them for airing 'scandalous and... MORE
October 7, 2014

Two journalists shot dead in separate incidents in Pakistan

Two journalists have been mudered in separate incidents in Hafizabad, Punjab province of Pakistan in recent days. With the tally of journalists killed in Pakistan now reaching 13 this year, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has demanded that the Pakistan government take serious action on protecting the country’s media workers and heed global calls to tackle the country’s shocking impunity problem before more lives are lost. According to reports, Nadeem Hyder , a correspondent... MORE
October 7, 2014

IFJ demands justice for murdered Pakistan journalist Nadeem Hyder

The International Federation of Journalists has called on the Pakistani government to take every step necessary to bring the murderers of journalist Nadeem Hyder to swift justice. According to reports, Nadeem, a correspondent for Dunya News, was shot dead by two unknown assailants who in the town of Hafizabad last Friday, 3 October. The killers fled the scene. Local police are said to have registered the case and begun an investigation. President of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (... MORE
September 20, 2014

Shots fired at home of senior leader of Pakistan journalist union

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has reiterated its serious concerns towards safety of journalists in Pakistan after the senior leader of IFJ affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), had shots fired at his home this week. Unidentified people fired shots at the home of Rana Mohammad Azeem , the Lahore-based president of the PFUJ, on September 16 in a move he believes was intended to intimidate and silence him. PFUJ said this was the second time in a week that... MORE
September 10, 2014

Second attack on Geo News HQ as Pakistan rallies target media

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the attack at the Islamabad office of Pakistan’s leading TV channel Geo News on Sunday, September 7. It is the second time that the Geo News TV building has been attacked in a fortnight by demonstrators of the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). Demonstrators pelted stones at the building, breaking a number of windows and also vandalized... MORE
September 6, 2014

IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), condemning their roles in the recent violent attack on journalists and media houses; and urging for immediate action to stem violence being directed at the media during political rallies in Pakistan. The IFJ has also called for apologies from the... MORE
September 2, 2014

Police and protestors attack media in Pakistan

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have strongly condemned a series of brutal attacks and manhandling of journalists by state security forces and protesters during the ongoing political protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, today and on Saturday. The IFJ and the PFUJ also express concern over the escalating number of incidents of violence against journalists in recent days. According to reports out of Pakistan, police... MORE
August 30, 2014

Bureau chief and two media staff shot dead in Balochistan

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the killing of journalist Irshad Mustoi and his two colleges in his office at MA Jinnah Road, Quetta, Balochistan on Thursday, August 28. Mustoi, 35-year-old Assignment Editor of ARY News in Quetta, Bureau Chief of Online News Agency and General Secretary Balochistan Union of Journalist (BUJ), was shot dead in his office along with trainee reporter Muhammad... MORE

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