Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors flays ransacking
LAHORE- The President, Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), Arif Nizami, and Secretary General Ilyas Shakir have flayd the ransacking and setting ablaze Business Recorder offices in Karachi by miscreants.
In a joint statement here, they said the incident is highly deplorable. They termed it a national tragedy and the worst example in the history of the country’s newspaper industry. They said after the tragic death of Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, the Karachi administration declared the area around Guru Mandir ‘sensitive’ but it was strange that the Recorder House, which was only a few metres away, was ransacked and set on fire by an unruly mob.
The CPNE office-bearers said that the miscreants allegedly carried out their nefarious design for four hours, causing immense damage to the property of the newspaper, while the police could not provide cover to the journalists and workers of the daily. They urged the government to compensate the management and journalists of the newspaper and take foolproof measures to ensure safety of the newspaper offices in future, so that the Press could discharge its obligations without any fear and pressure.
Source: Business Recorder