APNS calls it attack on freedom of expression
KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed grief and shock over the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and termed it an attack on the freedom of expression.
APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary-general Sirmad Ali said that the murder of Mr Taseer, who was also the publisher of Daily Times and Daily AajKal, reflected a growing trend of intolerance in society.
They urged the democratic forces to join hands against this trend, saying it was highly dangerous and alarming for the growth of democratic values in the country.
They offered condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty may rest the departed soul in peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss.