APNS concerned over attacks on newspapers offices -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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APNS concerned over attacks on newspapers offices

KARACHI -The President and the Secretary General on behalf of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society have expressed great concern and distress over the explosion at the offices of Daily Awam and Daily Tijarat, Quetta situated in the building of Universal Complex.

The offices of Daily Atemad, Daily Intekhab and Daily Public, Quetta were also damaged in the explosion.

The President and the Secretary General have sought for protection for the newspapers offices and journalists.

According to them, the government is not giving due protection to the journalists who are being persistently harassed and threatened.

They further reiterated that the people responsible for such acts should be punished.

They further emphasized that the problems of the journalists should be resolved immediately and they should be given due protection in performance of their duties.

They maintained that the journalists did not belong to any political or ethnic group.

Protection of their life and property is the duty of the government, they stressed.

Meanwhile, members of the APNS Sindh Provincial Committee at a meeting on Tuesday with Ilyas Shakir in the chair were distressed at the explosion at the offices of Daily Awam, Daily Tijarat, Daily Atemad, Daily Intekhab and Daily Public, Quetta situated in the building of Universal Complex.

Following members attended the meeting: Ilyas Shakir (Daily Qaumi Akhbar), Javed Mehr Shamsi (D / Kaleem), Muhammad Aslam Kazi (D/Kawish), Inquilab Matri (D/Millat Gujrati), Dr Jabbar Khattak (D/ Awami Awaz), Kazi Asad Abid (D/ Ibrat), Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi (M/Naey Ufaq), Aamir Mahmood (M/Kiran), Saeed Khawar (D/Nawa-eWaqt), Anwar Farooqui (DI Aghaz), Nasir Dad Baloch (D / Sindh Sujaag), Mukhtar Aaqil (D/Jurrat), Usman Arah Saati (D I Vatan Gujrati), Yonus Riaz (D/Beopar), Noman Jafferi (D/Pasban), Ms Qudsia K Khan (D / Financial Post), Mr Eijaz-ulHaq (D I Express) and Ghulam Nabi chandio (D/ Pak).
Source: The Nation
Date:10/22/2008