Saleem Sethi, anchor and an analyst with Khyber News, following a short illness. He began his career with the Frontier Post and later remained associated with The Muslim.
Zeeshan Niazi, a journalist associated with Chinese Xinhua news agency; of pollen allergy in Islamabad. He also had stints with The Express Tribune, Geo, and APP.
Masoom Usmani, Senior journalist, who during his career worked for Pakistan Television (PTV), Geo, Roshni TV, Aaj News, and Apna, of a heart attack in Karachi.
Muhammad Javed, 52, a photojournalist with The Express Tribune in Islamabad, of bone cancer.
Tauqeer Ghumman, 43, senior reporter with DawnNews Television in Lahore, of cardiac arrest.
Saleem Usmani, 52, City Editor of The News, of a heart attack in Rawalpindi. During his career he also worked for The Muslim, and Pakistan Observer.
Taimoor Abbas, 22, of Samaa TV, killed in a Taliban attack on the channel's news-gathering van, in Karachi.
Syed Shahid Hashmi, veteran journalist, broadcaster, unionist and poet; of pneumonia in a London hospital.
Muhammad Jan Sumalani, of Daily Qudrat and Brahvi language Daily Talaar, gunned down by unidentified assailants in Kalat, Balochistan.
Rukhsana Noor, 58, a journalist, poetess, film writer and producer following a prolonged illness, in Lahore. She was wife of film director, producer and script writer Syed Noor.
Rauf Sheikh, 59, Editor Coordination, The News, of respiratory complications, in Lahore. During his career he also worked with Pakistan Times and The Nation.
Salamat Ali, a Pakistani correspondent of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Review, was sentenced to one-year by a military tribunal on 29 November 1979 in Rawalpindi. Arrested on 13 November, Mr Ali, 45, was brought to the military court in chains where a major passed the sentence. The reporter was found guilty for writing an article – An Upheaval is Forecast – on the volatile situation of Balochistan. It was published on 19 October 1979.
In 2002, an ordinance was issued by the military government of General Pervez Musharraf to set up the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to “facilitate and regulate” private electronic media.