Journalists protest in Karachi against murder of colleagues in Quetta

Shoaib Durrazai

Quetta: Different journalist bodies protested, on Friday, outside Karachi press club against the murder of Irsahd mastoid. The protest was led by President of Karachi Press club Imtiaz Faran and President of Karachi Union of Journalists, G. M Jamali.

Members belonging from Karachi press Club, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Karachi Union of Journalists, ARY news and other journalist bodies participated in the protest.

The protestors were carrying placards which condemned the unabated killing of journalists in Balochistan and demanded that the culprits should be brought to justice. The protestors also demanded from government that safety of journalists should be ensured so that they can perform their journalistic duties without any fear. The protestors lamented that Balochistan has become a red zone for journalists.

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Moreover, the protestors demanded that all charges related to anti-terrorism act should be dropped against the journalists. The government should pay compensation to the families of the slain journalists, demanded the protestors.

Protests against killing of journalists in Balochistan also took place outside Hyderabad and Rahim Yar Khan press clubs.

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Published in The Balochistan Point on August 31, 2014.

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