JI’s adjournment motion in Senate
ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) senators on Wednesday submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate Secretariat against excesses on journalists.
In the adjournment motion, the JI parliamentarians mentioned brutal killings of Saleem Shahzad, Wali Khan Babar and threats being given to journalists on reporting incidents like Akhrotabad killings and shooting of a youth in Karachi by Rangers.
The motion signed by senators Professor Khurshid Ahmed, Professor Muhammad Ibrahim and Dr Aafia Zia by submitted by their media coordinator Saifullah Gondal. The adjournment motion pointed out according to reports 48 Pakistani journalists while according to figures of PFUJ, 78 journalists have been killed since the year 2000.
They said in the last three years, around 200 journalists have been killed or subjected to torture to stop them from performing their professional duties. Demanding debate on the motion, the senators said the every day incidents of excesses against journalists were a matter of concern for the parliament and the whole nation.
Source: The News