ISLAMABAD - Journalists from Rawalpindi and Islamabad gather outside the National Press Club on February 13 to protest the killing of Samaa TV cameraman Taimoor Abbas. Taimoor, 22, was killed in an attack on the channel's news-gathering van in Karachi. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Pakistan Observer, November 19, 2016
I have never been to a torture chamber but the other day I accompanied my wife to a beauty parlor and was invited in since there were no other customers. Half an hour into observing the self-inflicted cosmetic cruelty that women voluntarily engage in, and you get the impression it makes Gitmo look like a holiday resort.
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The draconian Press and Publications Ordinance, enforced by the military government of Ayub Khan in 1960, was consistently used to close down newspapers and suppress freedom of press. However in 1984, the Federal Shariat Court termed the PPO unIslamic.
On December 25, 1952, The Evening Times (later Times of Karachi) published a front-page editorial and a cartoon accusing the government of plunging the country into chaos. On December 30 Z A Suleri, printer publisher Khurshid Alam, and cartoonist N.M. Katpal were arrested on charges of sedition.