Quetta blast: Protest against journalists’ killing

Senior journalists and representatives of the civil society chanted slogans condemning the incident.


Our Correspondent January 12, 2013

PESHAWAR: A protest was held outside the Peshawar Press Club (PPC) by the Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) to condemn the death of media personnel in the Quetta blast on Thursday.

Senior journalists and representatives of the civil society chanted slogans condemning the incident that claimed more than 100 lives. During the demonstrations, participants demanded security of journalists who fulfil their responsibilities, considering the numerous attacks on media persons in the past few years.

PPC President Nasir Hussain, General Secretary Yousaf Ali, KhUJ President Arshad Aziz Malik and General Secretary Ali Hazrat Bacha also addressed the protesters and highlighted the threats faced by the media. They also asked the government to give monetary aid to families of the deceased.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2013.

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