President ZTBL condemns torture of journalists -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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President ZTBL condemns torture of journalists

ISLAMABAD: President Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) Muhammad Zaka Ashraf has strongly condemned the sad incident of torture and detention of some journalist by officials of ZTBL on Wednesday.

Zaka Ashraf, who has been in Karachi since yesterday evening for a meeting with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), hsaid he has always considered journalists his brothers.

Placing Col (R) Qazi Manzoor, the man nominated as responsible for the incident under immediate suspension, President ZTBL has ordered an inquiry into the incident and also issued orders to the officials of ZTBL to award severest punishment to those responsible after the completed inquiry. He also ordered compensation for the loss suffered by the journalists, says a press release on Wednesday.

President ZTBL said that he believes that media is the most important pillar of society, and while condemning the incident from the core of his heart, he assured journalist brothers of strictest action against those who are responsible for the act.
Source: The News
Date:4/28/2011