PESHAWAR: Journalists called to cover Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan’s news conference left disappointed when the party chairman left for Islamabad after meeting ministers of his party.
Health Minister Shaukat Yousafzai then took over, but reporters boycotted his briefing for not taking action against doctors who had earlier assaulted journalists at the Khyber Teaching Hospital.
Protesting outside the Chief Minister House, journalists said they asked for an impartial judicial inquiry and instead the health minister constituted a probing team comprising only doctors, adding so far they have not received any positive response from those holding government offices.
“The PTI government made tall claims to provide freedom of press but today they were exposed in front of the whole nation,” said a journalist protesting at CM House.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2013.
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