Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Journalist killed in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

In a street protest organised yesterday by the Balochistan Union of Journalists outside the Quetta Press Club in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, journalists called on their government to provide protection to media persons and arrest the killers of a journalist who was slain a few days ago, and other local news outlets reported. The protests […]

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Six journalists threatened in Pakistan

The International Press Institute (IPI) on Wednesday expressed concern at increasing violence against journalists in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, after a banned militant group threatened to target six journalists from the district of Khuzdar. A man who introduced himself as a spokesperson for the “Baloch Musallah Defa Army” (BMDA) called the press club in […]

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One journalist killed in Pakistan; three wounded in attack during political rally

A Pakistani journalist was killed on Sunday while covering a political rally in the Khairpur district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) reported. Another three journalists were injured in the attack, when two men reportedly opened indiscriminate fire at the gathering of the ruling Pakistan Peoples’ Party. Following the attack, the […]

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Renowned Pakistani anchor escapes bomb attack

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, a well known television anchor with the country’s Geo TV, escaped a bid on his life on Monday, after an explosive device was found under his car. The bomb, stuck under the front passenger seat of Hamid Mir’s car, was defused by a bomb disposal squad, according to Geo News. “It […]

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