Jan 03: Senate says it will not allow PECB passed without stakeholders’ agreement http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201601030026&EN_ID=11201601030016&EMID=11201601030003
Jan 05: Karachi police say they arrested two persons suspected of involvement in attack on Express News DSNG van in Karachi in 2014 in which the channel’s three employees were killed. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1022357/two-suspects-arrested-in-express-dsng-attack-case/
Jan 06: PEMRA fines AabTak channel for ‘derogatory remarks’ in one of its programmes on October 19, 2015. https://twitter.com/reportpemra/status/684625063358889984
Jan 12: Punjab Rangers raid home of New York Times correspondent Salman Masood in Islamabad with search warrant and Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan ordered inquiry. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1026076/rangers-search-nyt-correspondents-house-in-islamabad/
Jan 12: Police claim they arrested Lashkar-e-Jhangvi men for attacks on media houses. http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=13_01_2016_016_002
Jan 13: One injured in attack on ARY News bureau in Islamabad when motorcyclists libbed hand-grenade and fired shots before escaping. Daesh (Afghanistan) claimed responsibility for the attack inb leaflets dropped at the scene.
Jan 15: Local reporter Muhammad Umar was shot dead in Dera Ismail Khan. He was crime reporter with local daily Dera News. No group claimed responsibility for his murder.
Jan 16: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority petitions Supreme Court to lift ban on YouTube in Pakistan. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028943/better-days-ahead-pta-petitions-top-court-against-youtube-ban/
Jan 18: Federal Ministry of Information directs Pakistan Telecommunciation Authority to unblock YouTube “within 48 hours.” http://www.dawn.com/news/1233783/youtube-to-be-unblocked-within-48-hours-pta
Jan 19: Tribal journalist Mehboob Shah is among 13 people killed in explosion in Jamrud town of Khyber tribal region near Peshawar. He was the president of Tribal Union of Journalists of Bara region.
Jan 19: YouTube returns to Pakistan after ban on it in September 2012 after a blasphemous film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, triggered global protests. http://www.dawn.com/news/1233960/youtube-returns-to-pakistan
E-Bulletin For January 2016