Action against army major demanded -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Action against army major demanded

KARACHI, Nov 19: Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) has condemned the manhandling of Dawn’s Islamabad staff reporter Faraz Hashmi by an army major and demanded that an First Information Report (FIR) be registered against the major.

In a press release, KUJ president Sarfaraz Ahmed and general secretary Tahir Najmi demanded that President Pervez Musharraf take notice of the incident and order action against the army man for causing injuries to a civilian.

They said the intervention of the army chief was imperative because it was not a stray case as there had been a number of other incidents showing high-handedness on the part of personnel of the army and other law-enforcement agencies against newsmen and photographers.

Source: Dawn
Date:11/20/2001