Journalists stage six-hour protest against baton-charge -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Journalists stage six-hour protest against baton-charge

ISLAMABAD: The journalists of Rawalpindi and Islamabad staged a six-hour sit-in in front of the Press Information Department here on Thursday to press the government to punish the police officer who ordered a baton-charge on reporters and photographers covering a suicide attack outside a five star hotel. During the protest, the journalists shouted slogans against the government, police and the capital administration.

The protesting journalists passed three resolution, demanding the suspension of the additional SP, recovery of Sohial Kalandar, the editor of Daily Express Peshawar who has been kidnapped, and arrest of those involved in the murder of senior journalist Malik Muhammad Ismail.

Afzal Butt, secretary of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club, demanded the government immediately suspend the additional SP.
Source: Daily Times
Date:2/2/2007