Media Monitoring May 2019
May 03: Daily Jang newspaper reporter Matloob Hussain Mousavi, who went missing on 30 April, returned hoem safe and sound.
May 04: Karachi-based Daily Awami Awaz newspaper’s reporter Ali Sher Rajpar was shot dead in Padidan town in district Naushehro Feroz in Sindh province.
May 05: Police book Padidan Town Committee Chairman Shakeel Ahmed Rajper in murder of journalist Ali Sher Rajpar. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1966380/1-town-committee-chairman-booked-journalists-murder-case/
May 05: Karachi police arrest Daily Jang newspaper reporter Matloob Hussain Mousavi on sectarian charges. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=07_05_2019_003_010
May 10: The council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) expressed concern over a ban imposed by the federal government on advertisement to the Dawn Media Group, calling it a move against freedom of expression. https://www.dawn.com/news/1481352/cpne-concerned-at-ban-on-govt-ads-to-dawn-group
May 10: GNN TV channel reporter Babar Anwar Abbasi is served a legal notice upon giving news about encroachment by Centaurs Shopping Mall management.
May 16: HUM News channel crime reporter Fareed Sabri was assaulted by a group of people while doing a drug story in Islamabad where they were selling ice drugs.
May 17: City-48 TV channel reporter Saleem Sagar was arrested along with three other journalists when they went to Basic Health Unit Sahuwala in Sambrial town in district Sialkot.
20 May: Police raid house of Dawn News TV channel reporter Tahir Naseer harassing him and his family on account of his tweets about increase in crimes in Rawalpindi city.
May 23: Police raided the house of Shahid Sultan staff reporter of Daily Jang and took hostage of the whole family.
May 24: Mansoor Satti, a reporter of 92 News channel, received threats from SHO Naseerabad Police station in Rawalpindi on his report highlighting increase in crime rate in the area.
May 21: Muhammad Javed Siddiqui, correspondent of Nawai-e-Waqt newspaper sustained serious injuries when he went for coverage of a murder, where the rival group started firing in Dera Ghazi Khan district in southern Punjab province.