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ISLAMABAD, June 4, 2024: Geir T. Tonstol, Country Director of International Labour Organization (ILO) had an interactive session with the journalists on the first day of a two-day workshop held at the ILO office under USDOL-funded BRIDGE project in Islamabad for effective Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment in Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2024: A delegation of the National Press Club, Islamabad, led by President Azhar Jatoi called on the Federal Minister for Information, Attaullah Tarar. The minister assured the delegation of resolving journalists' issues, including medical, housing, salaries, and restoration of financial grants for the club.— Photo courtesy NPC

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2024: Afzal Butt, President of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Azhar Jatoi, President of National Press Club (NPC), and Tariq Ali Virk, President of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) present a memento to the SSP Islamabad Traffic Police, Sarfraz Virk at the start of an awareness session on traffic laws at the National Press Club.— Photo by Javed A. Malik, NPC

ISLAMABAD, May 28: President of National Press Club, Islamabad Azhar Jatoi, and his colleagues visited the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad to condole the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and others in a helicopter crash last month.— Photo courtesy NPC

ISLAMABAD, September 6, 2023: Dan Yong (seated second from left) Asia Business Advisor at International Media Support (IMS) who helps media start-ups across Asia to develop business strategies held a session with the members of the Digital Media Alliance of Pakistan (DigiMAP) in Islamabad.- Photo courtesy: DigiMAP

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2022: Prominent television presenter Asma Shirazi speaks at a consultation on challenges women journalists face. National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), Digital Rights Foundation, and Centre for Excellence in Journalism organized the event. -Photo credit: NCHR

ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2022: Leaders belonging to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), and the National Press Club held a protest in Islamabad against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf for leveling baseless allegations against journalists and harassing them.

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2022: Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb and Finance Minister Miftah Ismail visited the National Press Club on Wednesday. President of the club, Anwar Raza, Secretary Khalil Ahmad Raja, Vice President Myra Imran, Joint Secretary Shakila Jaleel, and other journalists welcomed them. - Photo courtesy National Press Club

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2021: Maryam Nawaz of PML-N speaks at the PFUJ's National Convention on Legislation, Regulation, and Media Crisis in Islamabad. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) sponsored the event.

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2021: Hum News presenter Shiffa Yousafzai, speaks to the media outside the Islamabad High Court. She has filed a complaint against journalist and YouTuber Asad Ali Toor accusing him of posting defamatory videos against her on his YouTube channel, and other women journalists.

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2021: Prominent Geo News presenter Hamid Mir talks during a protest outside National Press Club to condemn the attack on journalist Asad Toor. Mir spoke boldly against the military establishment, an outburst that led to his show Capital Talk banned by the Geo management.

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2021: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) organized countrywide protests to condemn Israeli terrorism and atrocities against Palestinians and bombing of residential centres and media houses. Here, journalists and others protest at the National Press Club camp office in Rawalpindi.

ISLAMABAD, March 1: Imran Naeem Ahmad (left), Co-founder, Editor, and Publisher of, receives the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Sports Journalists Association (RISJA) lifetime membership award from the association's chairman Abdul Mohi Shah at the Gun Club. Ahmad was one of the founding members of RISJA, formed in 1986.

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2021: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) held countrywide protests calling for journalists' protection, media workers' rights, and press freedom. Nasir Zaidi, the union general-secretary led this rally in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2020: Myra Imran, Vice President of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), briefs President Arif Alvi, federal ministers, and others on the current media crisis and its impact on women journalists. She spoke at a consultation titled 'National Initiative to Address Gender-based Discrepancies for the Promotion of Legal Economic and Social Empowerment of Women' at the President's House.

LAHORE, November 18, 2020: Representatives of Pakistan's independent online journalism platforms at a two-day conference organized by Freedom Network. The participants unanimously agreed to form an association to safeguard their rights and interests.- Photo courtesy: Abdullah Khan,

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2020: Media workers led by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) protest wage delays, censorship, and layoffs in Islamabad. Journalists elsewhere in the country also held similar protests.

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2020 - Sacked employees of Radio Pakistan protest in front of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, calling for reinstatement.

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2020 - Journalists, led by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), gather in front of the Parliament House on Press Freedom Day to press for fulfillment of their six demands, including reinstatement of retrenched journalists and clearance of pending dues with government and media houses. The union also announced the launch of the second phase of 'Save the Journalists' movement.

ISLAMABAD, January 8, 2020 - Journalists gather in front of National Press Club at the start of a countrywide 'Save the Journalists' movement launched by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. The PFUJ has put forth five demands including the formation of a Parliamentary National Media Commission, and an end to censorship.

LAHORE, August 29, 2019: Leading cartoonists from all over Pakistan, and youngsters gathered in Lahore for three days for a Satire Fest.

KARACHI, July 19, 2019 - Friends and colleagues gather at the Center for Excellence in Journalism to remember Idrees Bakhtiar and Anil Datta, veteran journalists who died recently. - Photo courtesy: CEJ

ISLAMABAD, July 16, 2019 - Journalists in Islamabad observe Black Day to denounce censorship, layoffs, and wage delays. Similar protests were held across the country. - Photo courtesy: Aamir Sajjad Syed

GENEVA, June 5, 2019: Cyril Almeida, columnist and assistant editor with Dawn, holds the 2019 International Press Institute World Press Freedom Hero Award after receiving it at a ceremony in Geneva. - Photo IPI

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2019: This meeting of the 8th Wage Board decided to provide interim relief to the newspaper employees which ranges between Rs5000 and Rs8500 per month. - Photo Twitter (@Afzalbutt01)

KARACHI, April 5, 2019 - One of 93 journalists and media students who cleared a reporting and editing course organized by the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ), receives his certificate from the trainers - Nizamuddin Siddiqui and Prof. Tauseef Ahmad Khan. - Photo: CEJ

LAHORE, February 13, 2019 - Employees of Dawn and journalists from other organizations protest the 40 percent pay cuts slapped by Dawn management at the Lahore Press Club. Representatives of Pakistan Workers' Federation (PWF), and Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF) also took part in the protest.

ISLAMABAD, February 8, 2019: Journalist Aaliya Shah presents her book titled 'Imran Khan and Naya Pakistan' to Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry at a ceremony at the National Press Club.

KARACHI, January 26, 2019 - Jang Group owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman arrives to appear before the Additional District and Sessions Judge South Hifzur Rahman in a case filed by investigative reporter Asad Kharal. The journalist claims the accused carried false news against him after he exposed the corruption of Mir Shakil's relative Jahangir Siddiqui on a news channel.

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 24, 2019 - Aaj News anchor Rana Mubashir talks to the Swiss media at the World Economic Forum.