Deadly week for journalists in Pakistan

Pakistani journalists broadcast live news from the Supreme Court in Islamabad on June 28, 2018. (AFP/File)
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Updated 06 July 2022

Deadly week for journalists in Pakistan

July 6: The Voice Of America reported that unidentified assailants in Pakistan have within the past week killed two journalists and tortured a renowned columnist, while police arrested a reporter-anchor-turned-host of a top YouTube political show amid allegations of a government crackdown on dissent and political opponents. Read more I


FY23 CAD will likely present a pleasant prospect

Updated 09 August 2022

FY23 CAD will likely present a pleasant prospect

August 9: Business Recorder reported that Pakistan’s current account deficit is expected to be lower at $8.7 billion or 2.3% of GDP during current fiscal year (FY23) as compared to CAD of $17.4 billion or 4.5% of GDP in FY22, experts said. Read more I


TLP calls workers to Faizabad on August 13

Updated 09 August 2022

TLP calls workers to Faizabad on August 13

August 9: The News reported that Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on Monday has called on its workers to gather at Faizabad on August 13 — as the party plans to organise the Nazriya Pakistan March and Conference. Read more I


FIA opens probe into hate campaign against martyrs

Updated 09 August 2022

FIA opens probe into hate campaign against martyrs

August 8: The Express Tribune has reported that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) opens an investigation into the spread of negative propaganda on social media against the helicopter crash and martyrs in Balochistan, hours after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif warned against a “self-righteous political narrative” that weaponised hate speech. Read more I


Senior leader of Pakistani Taliban killed in IED attack, sources say

Updated 09 August 2022

Senior leader of Pakistani Taliban killed in IED attack, sources say

August 9: CNN reported that a senior founding leader of the Pakistani Taliban was killed Sunday night in a targeted attack, according to two sources within the group's leadership. Read more I


ARY News ‘pulled off air’ in parts of country

Updated 09 August 2022

ARY News ‘pulled off air’ in parts of country

August 9: Dawn reported that ARY News went off air on Monday evening in many parts of the country with the channel blaming the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for the move. Read more I