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Protest by journalists

A dahrna in front of the parliament building by journalists to demand a probe into slain journalist Saleem Shahzad’s murder was a good show of unity.

It resulted in an announcement by the government of formation of a judicial commission to look into the matter. The way journalists are raising their voice against the highhandedness of our agencies and establishment is amazing. These agencies should realise that gone are the days when they could pick and persecute anyone.

It offers us great hope that despite threats to their lives and assassination of many journalists so far, this community, rather than withdrawing from its commitment, has shown great determination and resolve to fight for its rights.

Muhammad Mahroof
Rawalpindi
Source: The News
Date:6/17/2011