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Watchdog studies 40% improve in assaults on Pakistani journalists

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Watchdog Pakistan Freedom Community on Friday declared Islamabad as essentially the most harmful metropolis for journalists and reported that there was a 40% improve in assault on journalists in Pakistan.

In its report, the community stated that total, there was a 40% improve within the assault on journalists and Islamabad had reported 51 of these circumstances. The breakdown confirmed that Sindh was in second place with 38 circumstances, Punjab in third with 39 circumstances, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in fourth with 13 circumstances, Azad Jammu and Kashmir within the fifth place with 9 circumstances and Balochistan was within the final place with eight circumstances.

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The community additionally reported that 148 various kinds of assaults on journalists had been reported throughout Pakistan between Might 3, 2020, until April 20, 2021.

The info confirmed that out of a complete of 27 circumstances, 25 of them had been associated to detention or confinement, 15 had been linked with violence and bodily assaults, seven had been of assentation makes an attempt, six of murders, whereas 5 had been associated to abductions. 

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