Attacks on journalists: ‘Despots’ unnerved by independent media, says Jabbar Khattak

April 10, 2014

The Express Tribune

Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors Society (CPNE) Secretary General DrJabbarKhattak on Wednesday said certain ‘despotic’ elements did not like the presence of an independent media in the country and were targeting media persons because they spread awareness among the masses.

Addressing editors from Sindh at the CPNE Secretariat, he said the threat to senior journalist Imtiaz Alam, the attacks on Express News anchorperson Raza Rumi and Peshawar bureau chief Jamshed Baghwan and the harassment of other editors and journalists were ‘links in the same chain of events’.

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