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. Continue reading

Jahanara M Wattoo condemns attack on Raza Rumi

28 March, 2014

PPP Punjab Media Cell


Ms. Jahanara M Wattoo, a provincial leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and in-charge PPP social media wing Punjab has strongly condemned today’s attack on noted writer, columnist and TV anchor Raza Rumi led to the unfortunate death of his driver Mustafa.

In a statement issued here from the PPP Punjab media office on Friday, Ms. Jahanara M Wattoo said this latest attack on Pakistan’s renowned liberal and progressive journalist further confirms the worsening climate for liberals as well as press freedom in Pakistan. Continue reading

Bilawal Bhutto strongly condemns terror attack on senior journalist Raza Rumi

March 28, 2014 by Media Cell PPP

Karachi, March 28, 2014: Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the terror attack on senior Journalist Raza Rumi in Lahore today.

PPP Patron-in-Chief called upon all citizens to come together against such terrorism in all its forms, so as to put an end to all plots targeting innocent people including journalists, civil society and institutions.

Bilawal Bhutto expressed his sincere condolences to the family of the martyr driver Mustafa, while wishing speedy recovery of Raza Rumi and his guard.

Condemning the attack on Raza Rumi

March 29, 2014

By Unaiza
I highly condemn the attack on Raza Rumi and stand in solidarity with him.
Everybody has the right to voice their thoughts through whatever channel they can. Sadly the nation we’re evolving into ( have evolved into) believes that bullets are the only solution to everything.
Real people talk. Real people stand for their believes.
Nothing is more condemnable than attacking somebody may be because you differ in believes. It has nothing to do with religion, it’s a general humane thing.

Protesting Attack On Raza Rumi In Lahore

Published on Monday March 31 2014

Protesting Attack On Raza Rumi In Lahore

PESHAWAR: Members of Khyber Union of Journalists and Peshawar Press Club hold protest demonstration on March 29 against the attack on life of TV journalist and political analyst Raza Rumi in Lahore on March 28.

Express Newspaper Headline: Raza Rumi Attacked

March 29th 2014


One dead as TV anchor Raza Rumi is attacked in Lahore

March 28, 2014

Pakistan Today

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Unidentified gunmen attacked a TV anchor of a private news channel on Friday, fatally wounding his driver and injuring his security guard.

Express News show “Khabar Se Agay” anchor Raza Rumi had just completed his show and had left the studio when two unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle ambushed his vehicle near Raja Market in the New Muslim Town area.

Rumi told reporters that two gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on his car, critically injuring his driver who later succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. Rumi and his security guard were injured in the attack. Continue reading