Mediamen tortured, boycott event -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Mediamen tortured, boycott event

KARACHI: The correspondents of print and electronic media boycotted the passing-out parade at the police training centre on Monday. Sindh Chief Minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim was the chief guest. The media photographers and cameramen were taking snaps of the police guards, while they were lined up for the ceremony. At this, DSP, Chaudhry Nazeer started beating and torturing the mediamen.

The incident was also witnessed by DIG Investigation I and II, Mir Zubair and Manzoor Mughal, AIGP, Niaz Ahmed Siddique and Sindh Home Adviser, Wasim Akhtar. The mediamen protested and informed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Jahangir Mirza about the incident, but he did not take any action and turned a deaf ear to their complaint. Soon after, when the CM arrived all the reporters, photographers and cameramen of print and electronic media staged a walk-out and boycotted the event in protest.
Source: The News
Date:12/19/2006