Monthly E-Bulletin For May 2014
May 2: Injured #HamidMir records statement before judicial commission probing attack April 19 attack on Geo News anchor.
May 2: Reporter Farhan Bangash, working with Royal TV, is attacked in Kohat city. He lost two teeth and injuries to arm. Police arrested one of the attackers while the second one fled.
May 3: Islamabad court orders cases against Geo News owner and @HamidMirGEO brother for “defaming” state institutions.
May 3: Jang Group/Geo news write to civil and military leadership to seek protection against threats. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-30109-Jang-GroupGeo-employees-offices-under-threat
May 6: A resolution seeking the removal of the ban on YouTube was unanimously passed in the National Assembly on Tuesday.Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Shazia Mari presented the resolution in the session of the National Assembly today.
May 9: Two reporters of SUCH TV – Atta Hussain & Daniyal Hussain – are shot at in Gulshan are of Karachi, Mohsin Raza of SUCH TV confirms to FN on May 13. The two reporters survived the attack which resulted in killing of a passer-by.
May 13: A nine-member “Media Laws Review Task Force” has been established to conduct a comprehensive review of all the existing media laws, rules and regulations at the federal, provincial and local levels, Information Secretary Dr Nazeer Saeed said on Tuesday.
May 13: Pakistan asked two Indian journalists in Islamabad they must leave the country within a week, the journalists told Reuters on Wednesday, saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed.Late on Tuesday night, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena Menon of The Hindu received letters telling them that their visas would not be renewed. No reason was given. Both had been in Pakistan for less than a year.
May 23: The Qila Gujjar Singh police in Lahore registered a case against three unidentified miscreants for torturing Geo TV driver Shafqat Ali and trying to torch the DSNG he was driving.
May 25: Unidentified bike-riders set a vehicle carrying bundles of thousands of copies of the daily Jang and The News on fire on Abbot Road in Lahore.
May 26: Geo/Jang Group tenders apology over to ISI/army over Hamid Mir attack case. http://www.dawn.com/news/1108700
May 30: A van carrying copies of The News was set ablaze at the Committee Chowk in Rawalpindi city in Punjab province
May 31: Daily Jang newspaper’s Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aaheer was seriously injured besides damaging his vehicle when armed men attacked the journalist who was on his way home from office in Multan city.