Lakki journalists condemn killing of colleague
LAKKI MARWAT: Local journalists held a protest demonstration on Sunday to condemn the killing of their colleague Ayyub Khattak in Karak and attacking another journalist Sardar Shafiq in Abbotabad.
Led by Hafiz Minhajud Din, Patron-in-Chief Lakki Marwat Press Club the protesters started a march from main lorry adda and converged at Kargil Chowk. They carried placards inscribed with slogans demanding provision of protection to the journalists and arrest of killers.
On the occasion, Hafiz Minhajud Din, Tehrik Tahaffuz Haqooq-e Marwat leader Haji Zarwali Khan Marwat and Jamil Haqdad Abadi said that targeting of journalists had become common in Pakistan especially in the militancy hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. They condemned the killing of Ayyub Khattak and life attempt attack on Sardar Shafiq and said that the government could not trace the murderers of journalists so far.
“There is a sense of insecurity among journalists and the government should take solid steps for their protection,” they maintained. They demanded of the higher authorities of police department and bigwigs of the provincial government to arrest the killers and attackers and also provide financial assistance to the family of slain journalist.