Adequate Security urged for Journalists
KARACHI, April 19 2006: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, the Karachi Union of journalist and KUJ’s Dawn unit have condemned the April 11 blast at Nishtar Park and expressed concern over the security lapse which besides killing prominent religious leaders and others injured over100 people, including eight media personnel.
A joint statement demanded security for in view of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, particularly in Karachi, Balochistan and tribal areas.
The statement said the situation in Karachi demanded foolproof security measures and required newspaper establishments and owners of TV channels to provide life-saving jackets and life insurance cover to their reporters and other staff members and to pay them security allowances. Effective security steps were also urged for newspaper employees returning home after night duty.