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Kidnapped Pakistani journalist’s body found

The body of Pakistani journalist Abdul Hameed Hayatan, 25, was found on 18 November near the Sami river in Turbat, in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, according to media reports. Hayatan, who wrote for a number of print dailies, was abducted along with a friend on 25 October, while on his way home from a wedding in […]

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GUEST BLOG: Pakistan remains one of world’s deadliest countries for media

Pakistan remains one of the world’s most deadly countries for the media. Pakistani journalists are the target of Taliban militants, Baluch separatists and intelligence agencies. In addition, most of the liberal political parties are also not happy with a free media. All these parties were united when a resolution was passed recently against the media […]

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British-Pakistani journalist held captive in Pakistan since March released

British-Pakistani journalist Asad Qureshi, who was kidnapped in March in Pakistan’s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, has been released, according to the British High Commission in the country, news reports said on Thursday. The High Commission did not release more information, except to say he was receiving consular assistance. Qureshi was abducted from the tribal areas around […]

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Journalist’s body found in Sindh, Pakistan

Police found the mutilated body of a local journalist outside the village of Wahipandhi in Sindh, Pakistan today. The body of Ghulam Rasool Birhamani, a journalist with local daily Sindh, was found in a field near the village. According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Birhamani had been kidnapped from the village two […]

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