Harassment of journalists condemned
KARACHI – The Journalists Protection Movement (JPM) has expressed deep concern over the alleged harassment of journalists in the tribal areas.
The JPM leaders, Moa’azam Raza Tabassum and Iqbal Qasim alleged that the local administration of tribal areas was harassing journalists and photographers, who were reporting the violation of human rights in the cited areas.
The journalists and photojournalists were being threatened for dire consequences and warned of not ascertaining the facts of human rights situation in these areas, where people were facing a severe military operation. Even, they were warned not to report the conditions of farmers in Okara.
The administration even arrested a journalist, namely Sarwar, and when the journalist community of the area held a protest demonstration, the detainee was released.
The JPM leaders demanded of the government not to victimise these journalists and allow them to accomplish their professional duties.
Source: The News