Protests staged nationwide condemning attack on Raza Rumi- Express Tribune

Protests were staged nationwide condemning the attack on analyst and Express News show“Khabar Se Agay” anchor Raza Rumi on Saturday, Express News reported.

Members of Balochistan Union of Journalists chant slogans condemning the attack. PHOTO: PPI

March 29, 2014

Members of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) and Punjab Union of Journalists staged a protest in front of the Punjab Assembly on Mall Road and chanted slogans condemning the attack on Raza Rumi.

Journalists from the electronic media protested inside the Gujranwala Press Club, while others staged a rally from the press club to the DPO office.

Protests were staged in Faisalabad and Quetta as well where journalists among other people collectively gathered on the streets and condemned the attack on the Express News anchor.

Earlier on Saturday, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton lamented the attack and said: “We condemn this attack on freedom of expression and send our support to Mr Rumi and to all journalists across the country, who continue to do a very important job in very difficult circumstances.”

Barton said he was also “saddened to hear that Mr Rumi’s driver has succumbed to his inures.” His thoughts were with the private media group at this difficult time, he added.


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