Raza Rumi leaves Pakistan ‘for a number of months’ after being attacked

25 June, 2014

News Duet

Islamabad: Senior Pakistani analyst and writer Raza Rumi, who was shot at allegedly by means of sectarian extremist staff Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), has left the united states “for just a few months”.

Rumi, a vocal critic of the Taliban and non secular extremists teams, was shot at in Lahore on March 28 wherein his driver was killed and a shield was once injured.

“i am out for a few months. might be with my relatives and family out of the country,” Rumi advised PTI including that he’ll be back.

He additionally tweeted saying, “i’m journeying. journeying household/friends. want some break day to regain sanity!”

“He had no option but to go away as the authorities felt no embarrassment in letting him understand that they could no longer assure his life if he stepped outdoor his Lahore home,” Ali Dayan, the outgoing Pakistan director at Human Rights Watch stated in an article.

Pakistani law enforcement companies had last week introduced ‘six goal killers’ of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) who had been allegedly keen on quite a few killings of Shia leaders including the attack on Rumi.

Lahore police chief Shafiq Ahmed Gujja mentioned the accused claimed that they’d focused Rumi for his anti-LeT views.

information of his leaving the usa got here as any other senior journalist Hamid Mir used to be shot at in Karachi. Mir, who’s now in clinic and secure, was once hit by way of six bullets.

“prior, you realize the place the bullet will come from. Now, you do not even comprehend that,” a senior woman journalist mentioned.

The media neighborhood, however, is split after Mir’s brother blamed “certain” components in the ISI and its chief for the attack.

Jang team, which owns Geo television where Mir worked, has however issued a remark that it respects the military.

Many right here query the way in which the channel played up the allegation. relatively, some have even questioned the attack itself and claimed that it used to be a deliberate ploy via the workforce to malign Pakistani establishments.

Senior journalist Imtiaz Alam is pronounced to have quit categorical news channel after he was once it sounds as if denied to air a programme on Mir.

The express team in Islamabad has confronted multiple attacks and three of its personnel have additionally been killed.

Rumi had just lately joined the express group and was once anchoring a chat exhibit.

in the earlier assaults Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan had claimed the duty, announcing the workforce especially its English publication – express Tribune – is criticising the banned group.


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