IG asked to take stern action against harassment -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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IG asked to take stern action against harassment

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KARACHI: A social activist on Sunday demanded of Inspector General of Police Sindh to take stern action against two persons Koral Kori and Nadeem Ujjan for harassing a respectable citizen Mumtaz Khuhro by issuing fake news and lodging false cases against him. He said in a statement: “We held a protest demonstration on Razidero Bypass of Khairpur-Larkana highway against the murder of journalist Jeevan Arain to show solidarity with the victim family but the picture of this demonstration was linked to a fake news which was totally irrelevant. Nadeem Ujjan with backing of Koral Kori got this news published in a Sindhi medium newspaper in which he accused Mumtaz of issuing threats to them and described that this demonstration picture was in their favor, which was actually in the favor of slain journalist Jeevan Arain.” He said that this false news with photo of irrelevant demonstration was misused and published on 24 December 2014 to harass Mumtaz Khuhro in order to gain nefarious designs. “Fact is that this photo is old and have no any link to the fake news. A case lodged against Mumtaz in a local court of Gambat in connivance with these two irresponsible people has also proved false. He further said that Koral Kori had also issued a false news against Mumtaz describing that he had issued him threats. This news too was false and concocted,” said Fahim , a resident of village Satabo. Fahim said: “These two people are blackmailing Mumtaz Khuhro through fake news in a bid to defame and harass him for their personal and nefarious gains. Journalism is a respectable profession but these two persons are harming media ethics. The media organizations should take notice of such irresponsible persons. “ He demanded of Inspector General of Police Sindh and DIGP Sukkur Range to take notice of these two persons who are harassing respectable citizen Mumtaz Khuhro. “If any harm is inflicted upon us, then these two people will be responsible,” Fahim noted.

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