Arrest journalists' killers demanded -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Arrest journalists’ killers demanded

MIRPURKHAS, May 31 2006: A joint condolence meeting of Mirpurkhas Union of Journalist and National Press Club Mirpurkhas has strongly condemned the murder of Muneer Sangi, a Larkana based journalist, by armed persons and demanded the government to arrest immediately the killers and give them exemplary punishment. A joint meeting was held on May 30 here under the president ship of Afaq Ahmed, which was attended by large number of local journalists who also wore black armed banned. Meeting announced the three days mourning.

Speaking at the meeting, Afaq Ahmed said that Muneer Sangi was brave journalist who fearlessly and honestly performed his duties. He suffered bullet injuries and died on the spot. Qamarud-Din said that he was martyred, regretting that the police had not yet nabbed his killers. He said the government should provide justice to the deceased’s family and announce compensation for the heirs of the deceased journalist.

PPI from Karachi adds: – A complete shutter down was observed in Larkana on May 30 by trade bodies to express their grief on the death of press photographer Muneer Sangi, killed in the line of duty amid heavy exchange of fire between Abro and U nar clans in Baqapur village near Larkana May 29 afternoon. Large number of people including representatives of various political, social and religious parties condemned the murder.

PPP MNA from Kamber, Khalid Iqbal Memon and MNA from Ratodero Anwar Bhutto, MMA leader Hafiz Ahmed Ali, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz leader Athar Soomro and journalist community from various districts participated in the funeral. He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Dodai village near Larkana. Police contingents kept close patrol of the procession, which later turned, into a protest rally chanting angry slogans against police officers and miscreants of both clans demanding their arrest. They staged sit-in at Larkana bypass after prayers.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim took notice of the incident and issued orders to suspend immediately OPO Larkana, Ghulam Rasool Oomki, ASP Nisar Brohi and SHO Market Ali Raza Shah over negligence in performing their duties. The action was taken after being briefed by DIG Larkana May 29 midnight. In the meantime, Larkana police registered FIR against Madad Ali Unar alias Adloo and one unidentified .Further investigation is underway.
Source: The Nation
Date:5/31/2006