Stages protest outside Jang/Geo offices
LAHORE: The News Lahore team Thursday organised a protest demonstration outside Jang/Geo offices at Davis Road to condemn the murder attempt on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and to express solidarity with Jang/Geo.
The protesters, carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favor of Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo, condemned in strongest words the attack on the anchorperson. They termed the attack on Hamid Mir as an attack on the whole independent media. They demanded Hamid Mir’s attackers’ arrest as soon as possible.
They said journalists of Jang/Geo have rendered great sacrifices for democracy, freedom of press and freedom of expression and it would continue the same in future as well. They said through such coward acts like attacking and threatening journalists, the journalist community would not be scared and it would continue expressing its right of informing public about the truth. They said the government should introduce a law for all secret agencies to have a check on their working to avoid such circumstances, adding that the government should also adopt protecting measures for journalists.
Those who participated in the protest include Mansoor Ahmed, Babar Dogar, Ali Raza, Amer Malik, Khalid Khattak, Faizan Bangash, Waqar Gilani, Shehzada Irfan Ahmed, Sadia Salahuddin, Khan Numan Wahab, Sajid Bashir, Shahid Aslam, Sher Ali, Rubina Nazir, Akmal Bhatti, Mansoor Ahmed and Tariq Saeed and others.