PM condemns ransacking of Aaj TV over Qadri coverage

Published: March 4, 2016
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Mumtaz Qadri PHOTO: AFP

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.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Aleem
    Mar 4, 2016 - 7:25PM

    So why is the government not responding to these hoodlums with laathi charges? These anarchists need nothing more than jootay to get them back to their senses! Kudos to the media for not broadcasting this murderer’s funeral. Islam is not about taking matters into ones own hands. Recommend

  • I. Khan
    Mar 4, 2016 - 8:28PM

    How many of hoodlum were arrested and charged who ransacked the offices of Aaj TV. Recommend

  • Kala_bachA
    Mar 5, 2016 - 1:10AM

    Where is video clips with people attacking. This can only happen for mqm , when others do it is Normal.Recommend

  • curious2
    Mar 5, 2016 - 1:29AM

    So much for Freedom of Speech/Press. Not even an Editorial on why a large event is totally ignored by the Press in Pakistan … coincidence … I think not.Recommend

  • Mar 5, 2016 - 5:04AM

    That what these hoodlum do, just destruction. They think they got license to kill and damaged in the name of Islam. Which is basically got nothing to do with it. These aggressor done more damage to Islam then ordinary person with their full knowledge. Recommend

  • Mar 5, 2016 - 5:04AM

    That what these hoodlum do, just destruction. They think they got license to kill and damaged in the name of Islam. Which is basically got nothing to do with it. These aggressor done more damage to Islam then ordinary person with their full knowledge. Recommend

  • Mahmud ul Majeed
    Mar 5, 2016 - 6:20AM

    These rioters should be dealt with iron hands and crushed at the start according to the land.
    The silent majority is with the Government in this issue.Recommend

  • Mulla Jeevan
    Mar 5, 2016 - 12:32PM

    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. Recommend

  • Mohammad Baig
    Mar 7, 2016 - 10:55PM

    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 ShahRecommend

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