Case against journalists withdrawn -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Case against journalists withdrawn

By: Bari Baloch

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani has ordered for withdrawal of FIR registered against journalists in Quetta here on Tuesday. Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) had staged a protest demo against the killing of a colleague in Khuzdar Abdul Haq Zehri who was also the General Secretary of Khuzdar Press Club and was affiliated with a private news channel.

The protest of the journalists started from Quetta Press Club and ended in front of Governor House and CM Secretariat. Police had lodged an FIR against 26 journalists in Civil Lines Police Station for entering the red zone. Later, the BUJ took out a rally and demanded of the government to withdraw the FIR against journalists and arrest the killers of Abdul Haq. The journalists chanted slogans against the government and condemned the FIR against journalists. Later, Chief Minister Balochistan took notice of the FIR against the journalists and ordered to withdraw it, stating that it was an undemocratic decision against a peaceful protest.

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