July 10, 2017
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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Dawn, December 15, 2016
Do you ever get the sneaky suspicion that these days you pay less for the product and more for the packaging and, what’s most surprising is that you actually believe you are coming out on top?
Look my little buttercup, what lovely stuff I bought.
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The government of Punjab banned the publication of two Lahore weeklies, Chattan and Asia, on 9 June 1952 for one year.
Founded by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 26 October 1941 in Delhi, Dawn became a daily newspaper in October 1942.