Skip to main content

PFUJ seeks probe into violence on journalist in Balochistan


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Ayub Jan Sirhindi have expressed concern over the events that took place against journalists in Balochistan.

In a joint statement issued here Tuesday, they condemned the events that were patronised by the government in Balochistan under the patronage of provincial ministers against journalists. They said atrocious violence on journalist Murtaza Zehri in the presence of provincial minister Sarfraz Bugti in Quetta is the worst example of brutal violence.

They said the PFUJ strongly condemns the incident and demands of the provincial government to immediately set up a judicial commission headed by a high court judge to investigate this incident. They said the investigation should be open and if the government did not take any action in this regard, then the PFUJ would be forced to take a major step. The leaders of the PFUJ said that journalists in Balochistan have faced unlawful conditions for a period of time. They said the elements of radical extremism have made it difficult for journalists to perform professional duties, while on the other hand, the government has increased threats to the press and press release by the government and other organisations. The PFUJ asked the government to realise its constitutional obligations and make the conditions suitable for journalists by removing obstacles to the right of journalists and freedom.

advertisement

Comments


https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/317242-pfuj-seeks-probe-into-violence-on-journalist-in-balochistan

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Balochistan to establish first medical university

https://www.dawn.com/news/1366135

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentOctober 25, 2017QUETTA: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft for establishing a medical university in Balochistan.Health minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch made the announcement while speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.“The cabinet has approved the draft of the medical university which would be presented in the current session of the Balochistan Assembly,” he said, adding with the assembly’s approval the Bolan Medical College would be converted into a medical university.Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2017

Balochistan Advocacy : Japan-Baloch alliance

Muneer Mengal in Japan.

5 Shia Hazara community members gunned down in Pakistan

http://m.hindustantimes.com/world-news/5-shia-hazara-community-members-gunned-down-in-pakistan/story-CHWR4lYByRHzf2KjHjMloI.html



Five members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.This is not the first time that members of the Hazara community have been targeted in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.(Reuters File Photo)Updated: Sep 11, 2017 00:20 ISTBy Press Trust of India, Press Trust of India, KarachiFive members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.The gunmen targeted a car in Kuchluck area of Quetta while it was coming from the Chaman border crossing area, police said.The firing took place when the travellers had stopped at a filling station to refuel their vehicle. Five people of the Shia Hazara community, including two women, died in …