Protest against attack on journalist

Mar 30, 2014

Dawn

ISLAMABAD: Lambasting the deadly attack on the anchorperson, Raza Rumi, in Lahore, the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC) criticised the Punjab government for their flawed security arrangements.

The joint protest, held by the RIUJ and the NPC, demanded the Punjab government to constitute a special team to probe the matter and provide monetary aid for the slain driver and his injured bodyguard.

Speaking at the occasion, secretary general RIUJ, Bilal Dar, said that the journalists have been protesting since many months, but the government did not take it seriously.

“The government should take action against the culprits or we will be forced to hold a massive protest outside the Parliament,’’ he added.

The protestors said that the journalists will continue the struggle for their rights and that their voices could not be suppressed by the terrorists.

They further said that according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Pakistan is one of the leading countries where the attackers of the journalists were not arrested.

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