Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demands protection for journalists
WASHINGTON- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed its alarm to Generel Musharraf over the “brutal abduction and beating” of Shakil Shaikh, chief reporter of The News.
In a statement the New York-based CPJ condemned the incident. It urged General Musharraf to demonstrate publically that his administration would not allow journalists to be attacked with impunity by ensuring that the men who brutalised Shakil Shaikh were brought to justice.
It asked the military authorities to make every effort to apprehend and prosecute the assailants, who clearly indicated that their purpose was to silence Shaikh.
Source: The News