March 29, 2014
Protests were staged nationwide condemning the attack on analyst and Express News show “Khabar Se Agay” anchor Raza Rumi on Saturday, Express News reported.
This was the fifth attack on the Express Media Group.
Unidentified gunmen had opened fire on Rumi’s car in Lahore on March 28, injuring him and killing his driver. The attack had taken place just a few hundred yards away from the Express News office in Raja Market. Continue reading
April 03, 2014
ISLAMABAD:The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage ordered the Punjab police to present an investigation report on the attack on analyst and Express News show “Khabar Se Agay” anchor Raza Rumi within 24 hours,
(Hafiz Nouman Hafeez)Issuing notices to Punjab chief secretary, Punjab secretary and the inspector general of the Punjab Police, the committee gave the order during a meeting today.
March 28 was another dark day in the history of Pakistani journalism when the Express Media Group came under a fifth attack a little over two months after three of its staffers were killed in a brazen gun attack in Karachi.
Unidentified gunmen had opened fire on Rumi’s car in Lahore, injuring him and killing his driver. The attack had taken place just a few hundred yards away from the Express Newsoffice in Raja Market, which Rumi had just left after hosting his programme ‘Khabar Se Agay’.
In the meeting of the Standing Committee today, no representative of the Punjab police was present. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid asked the committee to take serious notice of their absence, after which the committee issued the orders.
No details regarding the attack on the Express News anchor have been shared with the committee as of yet. Continue reading
Pakistan Media Update
Islamabad: Raza Rumi the journalist and anchor of Express channel said that he is about to be off from the screen for a while. Anchor Rumi had a narrow escaped in a gun attack last month. But unfortunately his driver Mustafa died and the guard got injured. I can’t put the others life in danger, while saving my life, he expressed.
01 April 2014
KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning Friday’s attack on Express News anchorperson Raza Rumi which left his driver dead.
“This house strongly condemns the attack on Raza Rumi in Lahore in which his personal driver was killed. This house recommends the Sindh government approach the federal government to take action against the culprits behind this cowardly action of terrorists,” reads the resolution moved by MQM legislator Sumeta Afzal Syed on Monday.
“The house also reaffirms its commitment to the freedom of expression and speech as it is a basic right of all citizens of Pakistan, and we all members stand united with our journalists and media persons,” it adds. Continue reading
28 March, 2014 Outlook India Noted Pakistani columnist, political commentator and TV anchor Raza Rumi was today fired at in Lahore. Raza Ahmed, popularly known as Raza Rumi, was injured in the attack along with his guard and driver. The incident took place near Raja Market on Ferozpur Road. According to TV reports, Rumi escaped with a minor injury and managed to shift his guard and driver to the hospital in critical condition. However, his driver succumbed to his injuries. The guard’s condition is also said to be critical. Rumi tweeted about the accident on Twitter:
March 29, 2014
A famous TV anchor and news editor Raza Rumi’s vehicle was fired on late Friday near Raja Market, Online media reported.
The driver couldn’t endure the shots, after reaching the hospital severely wounded and critically injured, while Rumi is fortunately safe this time.
“Was fired at near Raja Market. My driver is wounded. I was dreading this day.” Raza Rumi tweeted at 8:55 pm yesterday.
While messages of support have spread up for Raza Rumi, the severity of such situations regarding the security of the journalists has become clear now.