E-Bulletin For March 2015

March 2015

March 09: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) upheld the conviction of Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of publisher of Daily Times, Salman Taseer, under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). However, the court dropped anti-terrorism charge.

March 10: Senior female TV journalist Ms Farzana Ali of Aaj News channel is harassed by police in Peshawar.

March 11: Rangers arrest Faisal Mehmood alias ‘Mota,’ absconding convict in murder case of Geo News channel reporter Wali Khan Babar, from Nine-Zero headquearetrs of MQM in Karachi.

March 17: Peshawar High Court registrar met Ghulam Farooq, editor of Shamaal newspaper in Mingora, Swat, to press him hard to disclose source of information about a report on the chief justice of Peshawar High Court.

March 21: AbbTakk News channel says it received a “parcel filled with live bullets” and the matter has been reported to the police.

March 22: WordPress was blocked in Pakistan. The service was restored later.

March 31: Tribal journalist Nasruminallah is reported detained at military-run Saidgai checkpost near North Waziristan. The journalist was on his way to North Waziristan when the soldiers stopped him, former Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) president confides to Freedom Network.

 

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