Mumbai Press Club demands impartial inquiry into murder
LAHORE: The Mumbai Press Club (MPC) condemned the brutal killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad, 40, who worked for an Italian news agency and an online news site registered in Hong Kong.
He went missing on Sunday after he left his home in Islamabad to take part in a television talk show, but never arrived. “This is a clear and violent attack on the rights of free speech, since Shahzad was found dead near his home city after writing about the links between the Pakistani military and al Qaeda,” said a press release issued by the MPC.
The press club called upon all journalists to spare a thought for Shahzad who died in the line of duty writing what he thought was the truth despite knowing that he was putting his life in danger. The MPC also called upon the media community to rally together to demand an impartial inquiry into the brutal killing and to bring the perpetrators of the murder to justice.
Source: Daily Times