Nationwide protests against murder of journalist in Pakistan

Nationwide protests against murder of journalist in Pakistan

Apart from the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), hundreds of Electricity, Water and Electricity Development Authority (WAPDA) activists of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFJU) protested across the country over the killing of journalist Hasnain Shah and called on the authorities. demanded. Immediately arrest and punish his killers.

He also urged the government to provide security to journalists, The News International reported. Hasnain Shah, a crime reporter on a private TV channel, was shot dead outside the Lahore Press Club.

According to the Express Tribune, according to a statement released by CPNE, Shah was shot by unidentified assailants on a motorcycle while sitting in his car outside the Lahore Press Club.

Highlighting the failed “law and order situation” in the country, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the murder of the Lahore journalist.

“HRCP Capital condemns the murder of TV journalist Hasnain Shah, who was killed in broad daylight on Davis Road in Lahore earlier today. This is yet another testament to the failed law and order situation and the growing vulnerability of journalists,” HRCP said in a statement. Said.

PFJU president Shahzada Zulfiqar condemned the incident, saying the provincial government had failed to maintain law and order in the city.

The Journalists’ Association urged the authorities to arrest the suspects at the earliest.

The Lahore Economic Journalists Association also condemned the killing and said that the lives of journalists are not safe and the administration has failed to protect them.

Lahore Press Club President Azam Choudhary said that the killing of a journalist in broad daylight in front of the Press Club is a moment of reflection for the government.

He said the incident would not go unnoticed and officials would be responsible if the culprits were not caught soon.

According to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), three journalists were killed in Pakistan in 2021. It said that 45 journalists were killed worldwide in a single year. The toll includes nine in Afghanistan, the highest number suffered by any single country.

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