Who attacked Raza Rumi- II

April 26th, 2014

Pak Tea House

Here is a compilation of tweets that indicate news reports on the attackers of Raza Rumi and some of the reactions by the twitter sphere


Who attacked Raza Rumi: A few pointers

Punjab Police has arrested members of a banned outfit in connection with attack on author, journalist Raza Rumi. Here are a few tweets posted by an investigative reporter Asad Kharal. The intent of terrorists seems to be clear. They missed the target. May God protect Rumi who has left the country.


Almost a martyr

Shahzad Raza
An assassination attempt on Raza Rumi raises questions about safety of journalists

Almost a martyr

Raza Rumi is among few of those foolhardy who challenge the extremists in fourth most dangerous country for the journalists. It was only a miracle that he evaded bullets in a brazen assassination attempt. Otherwise, God forbid, there would have been an addition to a specific list of martyrs.

Statistics of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) show more than 70 journalists were assassinated during the last 22 years in Pakistan – a country only better than Iraq, Syria and Egypt as far as safety of journalists is concerned.

Rumi had words. His enemies had guns. Raza used his words to condemn massacres of innocent people in the streets of Pakistan. The enemies emptied their magazines to silence him. They failed. And the defiant journalist vowed to carry on with what he was already doing. Continue reading


April 28th, 2014

The Friday Times

Mohammad Shahzad

The attack on Raza Rumi raises important questions about free speech and tolerance in Pakistan


Columnist, anchor and author Raza Rumi escaped a terrifying assassination attempt last month in Lahore. His car was sprayed with bullets by six assailants. His driver was killed and his guard was seriously injured. Raza remained unscathed miraculously. His killers thought that they had achieved their objective but Raza was showed presence of mind by ducking at the sound of first bullet.

A thoroughly professional journalist has many unknown enemies. Journalists are harassed and thrashed by various mafias that rule Pakistan and it is a common practice. But an assassination attempt is made only when a journalist’s work has seriously risked their vested interests. Journalists have been allegedly killed by the intelligence agencies, crime mafias and religious bigots. Continue reading

Detailed Report on Raza Rumi Case by Punjab Police

ملک عمید

گزشتہ ماہ معروف تجزیہ نگار اور اینکر پرسن ایکسپریس ٹی وی رضا رومی کو گھر جاتے ہوئے لشکر جھنگوی کے ایک گروہ نے قاتلانہ حملے کا نشانہ بنایا .پنجاب پولیس کے مطابق جس گروہ نے رضا رومی کو طالبان کی مخالفت کرنے پر ٹارگٹ کیا ہے اس کی تفصیلات قارئین کے لئے پیش کی جا رہی ہیں.
Last month renowned journalist and anchor person Express TV Raza Rumi was attacked while heading towards home after his show by the Lashkar-E-Jhangvi group. Rumi was attacked on showing his opposition to Tehreek-E Taliban Pakistan. Detailed report made by Punjab Police and its translation are shared with our readers: Continue reading

GEO TV admits that it ignored other journalists

Malik Omaid

Pak Tea House

GEO TV admitted in their program “Aaj Kamran Khan Ke Sath” 23rd April 2014 that they ignored attack on other journalists including Raza Rumi and continued attacks on Express TV.

GEO TV admits that it ignored other journalists by razarumi1

Just to remind many analyst showed their anger on twitter about this shameful trend of avoiding and the attack on rival media group.

“@NadeemfParacha: Not a single word on most channels on the cowardly attack on @Razarumi.” SHAME on these channels!

— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) March 28, 2014

Political parties condemn the attack on Raza Rumi

On 28th March 2014 Senior Journalist and Express TV show “Khaber Se Agey” Anchor Raza Rumi was attacked by unknown assailants. Raza survived the attack but his driver died. There was a huge anger and outrage on the “twitter” against this brutal attack. Lots of condemning tweets were POSTED and people from all fields took part in this outrage. Here is a collection of some tweets by the Politicians who expressed their grief on twitter. 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.

Rumi’s republic

March 31, 2014

Daily Times

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

Enemies of reason who tried desperately to extinguish Rumi’s flame should be mindful of the fact that his ideas are bigger than just his mortal self. What Raza stands for is increasingly the voice of Pakistan’s youth, youth who will not be silenced by your threats of violence anymore

The attack on Raza Rumi, resulting in the loss of his driver Mustafa’s life, is reprehensible to say the least. They tried to murder hope but they failed. Raza was targeted for one reason and one reason alone: he spoke for a progressive and liberal Pakistan free of violence and bigotry. Those of us who know him know how passionate he is about Pakistan and how that burning passion has driven him throughout his years. He is also a Sufi in the finest traditions of Sufism, choosing the name Rumi as his nom de plume at an early age to reflect the deep well of mysticism he has sought to drink from: Maulana Rumi. Continue reading