Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Zia Shahid and Secretary General Aijazul Haq, on behalf of all the members, condemned the attack on ARY News office, Samaa media team and Karachi Press Club, and said that the increasing terrorist attacks will not be able to have an influence upon media and democratic organisations.
They also expressed that any sort of political or non-political pressure will not be able to stop journalists from performing their duty.
They said that the safety of journalists and media houses is the constitutional and legal responsibility of the state and hence, measures should be taken in this regard. They pressed the government to take action against those involved in such acts of terrorism.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2016.