Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Pakistan should withdraw sweeping new media regulation

In an open letter, the IPI Global Network has urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to withdraw a sweeping planned new media regulation, called the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance 2021, that would severely undermine press freedom in the country. Underscoring the importance of press freedom in Pakistan, IPI called on the prime minister […]

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Prominent Pakistani journalist taken off air after criticizing government

The International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today vehemently criticized the government of Pakistan for reportedly putting pressure on GEO News channel to take off air well-known journalist Hamid Mir who had criticized the country’s military. According to media reports Geo News channel informed Hamid Mir […]

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Journalist brutally assaulted in Pakistan

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the brutal attack on Pakistani journalist Asad Ali Toor, and urged the Pakistani government to take immediate action against the perpetrators. According to media reports, unidentified men entered the apartment building where Toor lives and […]

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WPFD Pakistan: Target on their backs

To mark World Press Freedom Day, IPI’s media partners in the South Asia Cross-border journalism project in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal have documented several press freedom violations in their countries.  These stories are published in all the five news publications – The Daily Star, The Week, Dawn, Republica and Nagarik. Filthy curses, and the […]

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