PM condemns ransacking of Aaj TV over Qadri coverage

The channel offices in Lahore and Karachi including Hyderabad Press Club came under attack

News Desk/faraz Khan March 04, 2016
Mumtaz Qadri PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the ransacking of Aaj television offices in Lahore and Karachi.

In a statement, he said the government believed in freedom of media and such attacks were condemnable.

Reports suggested the channel was attacked by supporters of Mumtaz Qadri over lack of media coverage of the convict’s funeral.

However, police said the channel was not targeted.

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"Protesters were moving towards Numaish Chowrangi, who broke windowpanes of one of the cars parked outside the Recorder House," SHO Soldier Bazaar Irshad Soomro told The Express Tribune. 

Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Press Club also came under an attack by unidentified protesters.

Unidentified protesters also torched tires near MA Jinnah Road and Naz Plaza in Karachi, and forcibly closed several shops in Saddar’s electronics market, Express News reported.

Traffic jam was witnessed in Saddar, Guru Mandir, Lasbela, Teen Hatti, Regal Chowk, Numaish Chowrangi and Preedy areas of the city.


Mohammad Baig | 5 years ago | Reply RIPC Rawalpindi Islamabad Press Club (RIPC) strongly condemns the attack on the media houses and the media workers and demand the government to protect the journalists. Syed Waris Ali Shah
Mulla Jeevan | 5 years ago | Reply Media should get their act together but no excuse for any violence. Peaceful protest and boycott of liberal Pakistani media outlets is becoming a necessity.
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