E-Bulletin For March 2018

March 2018

March 02:AnjumMuneer Raja, who worked as sub-editor with Qaumi Pukarnewspaper, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Rawalpindi’s high security zone. https://www.dawn.com/news/1392728/journalist-employed-by-local-daily-shot-dead-in-rawalpindis-high-security-zone

March 04: A mob stormed MirpurKhas Press Club damaging and looting its furniture after clashes between two groups in the city. https://www.dawn.com/news/1393087

March 07: Photojournalist Pervez Iqbal, who also works as reporter for Daily Metro newspaper, is attacked in Rawalpindi by unknown people and suffered injuries. https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1105088818&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20180307

March 08: Activist Samar Abbas contacts family almost 14 months after he went missing early 2017 when authorities arrested four other bloggers and human right activists.  https://tribune.com.pk/story/1654420/1-missing-activist-samar-abbas-returns-home/

March 08:Waqt News channel’s crew team, including senior journalist Matiullah Jan, was detained and manhandled by staff at the office of Federal Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment of Women in Islamabad.https://www.dawn.com/news/1393958/nawa-i-waqt-group-ceo-accuses-kashmala-tariq-of-detaining-attacking-tv-crew

March 09: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf media department chief Iftikhar Durranifiled complaint against Daily Jang newspaper and Geo News channel in Press Council of Pakistan and PEMRA.https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1105096567&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20180309

March 12: Local journalist Jan Muhammad Mughal from Khairpur along with his family protested against threats and attacks on his family by an influential political person in front of Sukkur Press Club. https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1105103492&Issue=NP_SUK&Date=20180312

March 16:Police claimed they arrested suspect in murder of Rawalpindi-based sub-editor AnjumMuneer Raja.https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2018_004_004

March 20: Supreme Court bans Dr Shahid Masood from hosting his TV show for three months after investigation finds the #anchor’s report “unfounded.” https://www.dawn.com/news/1396458/will-not-forgive-without-punishment-sc-bans-shahid-masood-from-hosting-tv-show-for-3-months

March 20: Division Bench of Islamabad High Court stays judgment of single bench which had declared suspension of mobile service as illegal as PTA filed appeal to seek permission of suspending the service for security reasons. https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201803210093&EN_ID=11201803210027&EMID=11201803210019

March 20: Freedom Network releases Press Freedom Alert to denounce ban on journalists in Orakzai tribal region. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1664951/1-ban-media-reporting-orakzai-agency-continues/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

March 26: Tribal journalist Shah Zaman Mehsud is reported missing after people in plain clothes took him away from his residence in Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Motive for his disappearance is yet unknown. https://www.dawn.com/news/1397866/local-journalist-abducted-from-tank-family-claims

March 27: Father of former militant threatened to kill four journalists from South Waziristan tribal region during a Jirga of Tribal elders in Tank district. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/297322-father-of-former-militant-commander-threatens-to-kill-journalists

March 28: Zeeshan Ashraf Butt, correspondent of Nawai-e-Waqt newspaper, was killed after he was checking facts from an elected local government official about tax he levied on local shopkeepers in Sambrial town in Sialkot district in Punjab province. https://www.dawn.com/news/1397944




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