Business community condemns attack
Business community has widely condemned attack on Business Recorder and Aaj TV offices “Recorder House” and urged the government to provide maximum protection to the journalists and arrest culprits involved in the incident.
Recorder House-head office of Pakistan’s leading financial paper Daily Business Recorder and Aaj TV was under attack on Monday night, when some four unknown persons opened fire with heavy weapon at main entrance of the building, leaving two persons injured including an employee of the press and a guard.
Vie President Federation Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Shaikh Shakeel Dingra has termed attack government’s failure to provide protection to the journalist community. “FPCCI condemned this cowardly attempt on media and protest against this lawlessness and whole business community stands with journalist community”, he added.
He has urged Governor Sindh Dr Israt-ul-Ebad, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and senior advisor to Prime Minister Abd-ur-Rehman Malik to take serious notice and arrest the culprits involved in attack. Chairman Sindh Board of Investment Zubair Motiwala has said that attack on any institution, especially on a media organisation is not a good sign and cannot be tolerated. He said that Business Recorder and Aaj TV channel are playing an important role in the development of the country’s economy and we believe that this attack is also on the country’s economy. “There is need to take special steps for protection of journalists and media organisations”, he added.
President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Mian Abrar has term this attack on whole journalist community. He appealed federal and provincial government to provide security to the all media organisations to avoid any other attack on media industry. “In this critical moment, business Community is with Business Recorder and assured full support to the journalist community”, said president All Karachi Industrial Alliance Mian Zahid Hussain.
This is not a good sign and if any body has any reservation or complaint should talk with management to solve the issue but this is not a right way, he added. Former Chairman Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ijaz Khaokhar has termed this attack a threat for other institutions and said that if government could not arrest the culprits, it will expanded to other media organisations.