Govt condemns kidnapping of journalist
ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday condemned the kidnap and detention of Dawn journalist Dilawar Khan Wazir and promised to not only investigate the case properly but also take action against those found responsible for it. The condemnation was extracted by protesting newsmen who refused to cover the Senate proceedings when federal Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani made a perfunctory statement saying the case was under investigation. The newsmen insisted that the federal minister’s half-hearted declaration was a government attempt at a deliberate cover-up. They staged a walkout. Minister of State for Information Tariq Azim paid a visit to the protesting newsmen and promised that Mr Khan’s tormentors would be brought to book.