July 10, 2017
Published 11 days ago
KARACHI - A Pakistani journalist says a group of men in security forces' uniform took him from his home in Karachi and freed him after holding him for 24 hours.
Abdullah Zafar says the men stormed his home over the weekend and took him to an undisclosed location. Zafar declined to say how he was freed and would not give further details on Monday. He works for The Nation.
Pakistan has been cracking down on journalists, making it an offense to criticize the government, the military or the police.
The latest development comes weeks after authorities in Quetta released a local journalist after holding him for several days. - AP
Freedom Network, Pakistan's first watchdog organization to monitor press freedom violations, on Sunday had said Abdullah Zafar was picked up by men in plain clothes.
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Daily Times, October 31, 2016
Every so often we hear of some person who has been arrested for touching someone’s child. His defense is always that it was an innocent gesture of affection or that he was struck by a bout of homesickness and thinking of his own children back home and meant no harm.
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On 14 August 1947 Radio Pakistan started its broadcast with two small medium wave stations broadcasting 18 hours a day with transmitting power of 15 kilowatts, covering six percent of the area and 21 percent of the population.
During the first seven years (1947-53) of Pakistan, in Punjab alone, 31 newspapers were banned.