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Journalists stage walkout

KARACHI-Journalists covering the assembly session staged a token walk-out on August 26,2003 in protest against the dacoity committed at the house of a senior reporter of daily Jang, Shahid Jatoi and against the failure of the police in recovering the valuables. The journalists also held a protest meeting at the pressroom and condemned the police and administration for its failure to apprehend the culprits involved in the crime. However, after the assurance of provincial ministers Irfanullah Marwat, Arbab Rahim, Shoaib Bukhari that full help would be extended to the aggrieved journalist, the reporters returned to the House. Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah also assured the journalists that the case would be pursued and he would speak to the law minister and other concerned authorities in this regard.

Source: The News
Date:8/27/2003