Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Pakistan imposes new restrictions on Geo TV network

Hours before a 15-day suspension on Pakistan’s Geo News ended on June 20, the country’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspended another Geo TV Network channel, Geo Entertainment, for 30 days and fined the company an additional 10 million rupees (approx. €75,000). The regulator also suspended ARY News for 15 days and imposed the same […]

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir victim of attempted murder

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, a renowned television presenter with the country’s Geo TV, was the victim of yet another attack on Saturday evening, which left him seriously wounded. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Mir’s car as the journalist was driving on his way from the Karachi  airport to the studios of Geo TV. Mir, who […]

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Express News bureau chief attacked in Peshawar

Unidentified individuals attacked the house of Jamshed Baghwan, bureau chief of Express News in Peshawar, yesterday at approximately 6:25 a.m. leaving the main gate damaged. The Express Tribune reported that two masked men riding on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the gate of the house. Police reportedly arrived at the site of the […]

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Six convicted in murder of Pakistani journalist

Six people were convicted by a court in Kandhkot, Pakistan, on March 1 in connection with the 2011 murder of Pakistani Geo News reporter Wali Khan Baar. At least 73 journalists have been killed in Pakistan since 2000, according to the International Press Institute’s Death Watch. But until last week’s conviction, only the killers American […]

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