Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Attacks continue against media in Pakistan

There has been a rash of attacks against media organisations in Pakistan’s Sindh province recently. In the last week of July, unknown persons attacked the offices of Geo, Jang, and the News in a number of cities, attacked staff members and damaged equipment. In a related development, copies of Jang and The News were burned […]

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Journalist dies of bomb injuries in Pakistan; another reporter brutally beaten

Shafiullah Kahn, a trainee journalist with The News in Peshawar died on 17 June as a consequence of extensive burns caused by a series of blasts, on which the journalist was reporting. On 11 June, two smaller blasts, one at a restaurant near a market in Peshawar and the other in a building adjacent to it, drew […]

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One journalist killed in Pakistan

Violence escalated this week against journalists in Pakistan with the deaths of one journalist in a bomb blast in Peshawar. Asfandyar Abid Naveed, a journalist with Akhbar-e-Khyber, was killed in the blasts, which occurred on Saturday at a market in the capital of the Khyber Pankhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. Two smaller blasts, one at a […]

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Pakistani journalist found murdered

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the murder of a Pakistani journalist who was found dead 150km from Islamabad on 31 May. The body of Syed Saleem Shahzad, who disappeared on 29 May, was discovered floating in a canal in Pakistan’s northern Gujarat district, according to media reports. Shahzad was the Pakistan bureau chief […]

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