February 13, 2017
ISLAMABAD - The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on Samaa TV van that left its assistant cameraman Taimoor Abbas dead.
According to Daily Pakistan, TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani in a statement said: "The media is not impartial and we've issued several warnings to them."
The media van was in the Chowrangi area of Karachi to cover a cracker attack on a police vehicle, which occurred minutes before it was attacked by unidentified gunmen.
"Our team members along with the DSNG had gone there to cover the cracker attack on the police vehicle when they came under attack," said Farhan Malik, Samaa TV's director news.
Days before the attack, TTP splinter group Jamaatul Ahrar released a video threatening journalists. Following the release of the video, various journalist groups announced protests across the country. A rally was also planned outside the National Press Club, Islamabad.
Reacting to the incident, Inter-Services Public Relations said the killing of the assistant cameraman was a sad incident. "Share the grief of Media, SAMAA and Taimoor's family," ISPR Direcot-General Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor tweeted. - Agencies/Image: AFP
The Nation, December 14, 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 Press and Publications Ordinance was replaced by Registration of Printing Press and Publications Ordinance (PPPO) in 1988.
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.