Detention and torture: CPNE condemns attack on journalists

The use of force by the capital police and officials of the ZTBL left more than five journalists seriously injured.


Express April 28, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors condemned the act of brutality against journalists by Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) officials and police, in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The use of force by the capital police and officials of the ZTBL left more than five journalists seriously injured. At least one of the journalists was shifted to the hospital with a ruptured skull after receiving a blow in the head.

ZTBL officials allegedly detained and beat up teams of DawnNews and Samaa News, who were accompanying the officials of Employees’ Old-Age Benefits (EOBI), a court bailiff and a lawyer.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has ordered the interior minister to conduct a judicial inquiry into the incident.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2011.

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MAS | 10 years ago | Reply Will the CPNE robber barons like to implement wage board awards; in fact they are much bigger criminals than Osama Bin Laden.
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