Attack on Raza Rumi: Journalists’ fraternity to stage protest today

The journalists’ fraternity has announced it will stage countrywide rallies today (Saturday) to protest against the continuing attacks on Express Media Group.

Police official standing near Raza Rumi’s vehicle after he was attacked on Friday evening. PHOTO: TARIQ HASAN/EXPRESS

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) President Rana Azeem and General Secretary Amin Yousuf have strongly condemned the attack Express News host Raza Rumi and said Express Media Group is being penalised for speaking the truth.

“We stand by Express and announce to stage a one-hour sit-in every day,” Azeem said. He also criticised political parties for not supporting the journalists’ community and said the government had failed to provide foolproof security to media persons.

“We condemn this senseless violence against brave journalists like Raza Rumi, and mourn the loss of his driver,” said the CPJ Asia Programme Coordinator Bob Dietz. “Critical journalists continue to face enormous risks in Pakistan.”

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