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Journalists rally today

By Our Staff Reporter

KARACHI- The disappearance of a senior journalist, Saeed Sarbazi on Wednesday has caused considerable concerns among the journalists community in the city.
The journalist bodies, human rights groups and political parties have demanded from the government to trace out the missing journalist, who is allegedly taken away by the law enforcement agencies owing to some undisclosed reasons.
Karachi Press Club on Thursday held emergent meeting, which decided to hold protest meeting on Friday, subsequently to be followed by demonstration outside GovernorÆs House.
The missing of journalists is being widely condemned by all segments of the society, while journalists boycotted the Sindh Assembly proceedings here on Thursday. Saeed Sarbazi, Joint secretary of Karachi Press Club and a Central council member of the all Pakistan News Papers Employees have been missing since Wednesday morning.
His family has expressed deep concern over his missing and said that Saeed left the house at 10:00 a.m for Karachi Press Club but he could not reach there. However no one knows about him and his cell-phone is not responding since that time. Journalists and other socio-political organizations have condemned the missing and demanded from the government to find him out immediately.
The law enforcement agencies are being suspected to have picked him up.
Sarbazi, the missing journalist, has been working in Business Recorder newspaper as News Editor. He is living in Lyari, Karachi. Different Journalist Forums alleged that government law-enforcement agencies had continuously harassed journalists owing to reporting freely. They also condemned Hayat-ullahÆ missing and murder in Wana.
Mukaish Rupaita, and the cameraman Sanje Kumar were also missed but recovered by law enforcement agencies in Jacobabad. Journalists have also condemned the missing of local news paper reporter Marri, whose whereabouts were not known since July 2 from the Golarchi, District Badin. Karachi Press Club administration and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan have announced the rally from KPC to Governor House on Friday.
Source: Nation
Date:9/22/2006