Bilour opposes steps against Geo, Jang Group
PESHAWAR: Senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP) and member National Assembly Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that his party had never extended any support to the steps taken against freedom of press, nor would it do this in future. He said that steps taken against Geo News and Jang Group on the grounds of difference of opinion would be opposed.
He demanded the government to take effective steps to nab the culprits who attacked Hamid Mir and give them exemplary punishment. He said the services of Hamid Mir in the field of journalism were not hidden from anybody.
Bilour said that the filing of case against Amir Mir on his statement after the murder bid on his brother Hamid Mir was not an appropriate step and it should be withdrawn forthwith. He said that the role of media in the present situation was important and any step against Geo News or Jang Group would be opposed.
He said that after the attack on Hamid there was a need for demonstrating mature thinking and efforts should have been made to carry out acceptable solution to the issue instead of leveling allegations against anybody.