Monthly E-Bulletin For September 2014

Sept 01: Supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf storm public sector Pakistan Television HQ in Islamabad.

 

Sept 06: Afghan journalist Habibur Rehman Taseer working for VoG Pashto service in Quetta forced to leave Pakistan after threatening calls.

 

Sept 12: Jang bureau in Peshawar receives threatening letter for what it calls “agent.”

 

Sept 13: PTI & PAT activists pelt stones at Geo News bureau in Islamabad for third time since August 14. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-32868-PTI-rioters-pelt-Geo-offices-with-stones

 

Sept 14: Samaa TV cameraman Tariq was beaten up by what Samaa TV web editor said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf activists in Islamabad. http://urdu.samaa.tv/pakistan/14-Sep-2014/21047

 

Sept 15: Lahore High Court issues arrest warrants of TV anchor Hamid Mir, Geo News owner Mir Shakilur Rehman and Mir Ibrahim. http://www.thenewstribe.com/2014/09/15/court-issues-non-bailable-arrest-warrant-of-hamid-mir/http://jang.com.pk/jang/jun2014-daily/02-06-2014/col3.htm

 

Sept 17: Political agent South Waziristan is “harassing, threatening” tribal journalists, Asghar Wazir, general-secretary of Tribal Union of Journalists (South Waziristan chapter).

 

Sept 17: Two years completed since YouTube was banned in Pakistan

 

Sept 17: Geo News bureau in Islamabad was attacked during live ‘Capital Talk’ show of Hamid Mir. No harm was done.

 

Sept 19: Peshawar-based Jang reporter Gohar Ali receives threatening message on his mobile phone warning him that he would be harmed as he is “writing against” what the sender described as “anti-Islam.”

 

Sept 21: Peshawar-based Jang reporter Gohar Ali receives another threatening message on his mobile phone warning him that he would be harmed as he is “writing against” what the sender described as “anti-Islam.”

 

Sept 25: A delegation of Khyber Union of Journalists and Peshawar Press Club meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to seek release of Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan.

 

Sept 26: Lahore High Court orders action against cable operators for not restoring Geo News channel. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-33156-Act-against-cable-operators-for-violating-rules-LHC-tells-Pemra

 

Sept 28: A court in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan orders release of Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan after his arrest in April this year.

 

Sept 29: Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan crosses into Pakistan at Torkham border crossing point after his release from prison in Afghanistan.

 

Sept 30: Arjumand Azhar Hussain, the man who filmed a politician blamed for delaying a flight from Karachi on September 16 was fired from job and his employer was believed to be friend of the politician.

 

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