Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Another journalist killed in Pakistan

Pakistani journalist Faisal Qureshi, web editor of The London Post, a London-based news portal that covers Pakistan affairs, was found dead by his brother Zahid Qureshi and cousin Shahzad Qureshi at 2 am on 7 October. The body showed signs of torture and the journalist’s throat was slit. Zahid Qureshi said he called his brother […]

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IPI World Congress 2011: Q&A with Pakistan investigative journalist who dared to speak out about abuse

Umar Cheema is an investigative journalist for The News, the largest English-language newspaper in Pakistan. He was awarded the Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship in 2008, during which he worked at The New York Times. In September 2010, Cheema was abducted, beaten, purposely humiliated, photographed against his will and dumped six hours later outside Islamabad. Immediately after […]

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IPI in conversation with Umar Cheema

Umar Cheema is an award winning investigative reporter for The News, the largest English-language newspaper in Pakistan. In September 2010, he was kidnapped, tortured, blindfolded and handcuffed, and finally dumped outside Islamabad by masked men, who warned him not to speak about the incident. After his release, Cheema immediately went on television to tell his […]

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Conditions worsen for journalists in Pakistan

There has been a worrying spike in violence against journalists in Pakistan, specifically in the restive provinces of Swat and Baluchistan. On Sunday, 14 August, Muneer Shakir, a correspondent for Waqt News was gunned down on his way home, in the town of Khuzdar in Baluchistan. He died in hospital. Although Shakir had not reported […]

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