Quetta journalists protest killing of colleagues
QUETTA: Journalists in Balochistan staged a protest demonstration in Quetta against the killing of their colleague Ibrar Tanoli and others.
According to reports, the protest was staged in front of the Quetta Press Club by the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ). Journalists chanted slogans and carried placards and banners inscribed with their demands. They demanded immediate arrest of killers of Ibarar Tanoli, a journalist of Manshera, and Maneshra Press Club secretary general and the murderers of Wali Khan Baber.
BUJ’s President Irfan Saeed, General Secretary Irshad Mastaoi and press club’s President Razaur Rehman addressed to the protesters. They lamented the murder of their colleague and said that killing of Ibrar Tanoli proved that the extremists are trying to silence the voice of truth. The journalists said they are determined to perform their responsibilities at all costs. They said that Ibrar Tanoli was murdered in the line of duty because he was reporting the truth.
The journalists expressed solidarity with the family of Wali Khan Baber, a broadcast journalist murdered in Karachi in 2011. They said two accused of Wali Baber’s murder were sentenced to death which is an appreciable ruling of the court, but unfortunately they have not been arrested yet. They demanded the federal and provincial government arrest the killers of Wali Khan Baber and Ibrar Tanoli.