APNS concerned over deteriorating law & order situation
KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Wednesday expressed its strong concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, especially in the Punjab, wherein various incidents of targeting media men by criminal elements have been reported, stated a press release of the society.
Executive Director APNS, Dr Tanvir A Tahir said Secretary General APNS Muhammad Aslam Kazi had noted with concern that on 17th June, 2008 about 50 miscreants attacked the Daily Kainaat and the Kook TV offices in Multan and damaged the furniture and fixtures, including computers, cameras and other accessories. The staff of the media was also manhandled and beaten during the attack.
It is regrettable that despite lodging of an FIR by the management of the media, the culprits are still at large and the police have failed to arrest them. The APNS secretary general has requested the Punjab chief minister to take note of the alarming situation and advise the home department to take strict action against the culprits. The APNS urged upon the Punjab government to provide security to the publishers and media-men, so that they could discharge their duties without any fear.
Source: The News