=> PESHAWAR: Khyber Union of Journalists and Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Khyber Union of Journalists and Peshawar Press Club jointly staged a protest demonstration to condemn the killing of their colleague Kamil Mashadi here Tuesday.
The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with anti-killers, anti government slogans. The infuriated journalists demanded immediate arrest of the criminals. They chanted slogans against the government for its failure to arrest the killers of Kamil Mashadi despite the passage of several days.
The speakers expressed concern over the growing incidents against the journalists and asked the government to ensure protection of the journalists. It, they said was the responsibility of the government to ensure security of its citizen.
The journalists later offered Quran Khwani for the departed soul and extended sympathy with the members of bereaved family and reiterated their commitment to continue their movement till arrest of the responsible people.
Our correspondent from Khar adds: Tribal Union of Journalists and Bajaur Press Club
jointly condemned the brutal murder of a Peshawar-based TV journalist Kamil Mashadi and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
In their separate meetings here Tuesday, both the journalists’ bodies asked the government to ensure the protection to journalists in NWFP and tribal areas. The TUJ meeting held with its President Nasir Mohmand and Bajaur Press Club under the chairmanship of Hisbanullah Khan drawn attention of the government towards the problems being faced by the working journalists in their respective areas. They asked the government to take immediate and practical steps for the solution of journalists’ problems.
Kamil Mashadi was shot dead by some unknown criminals in front of his street in Peshawar city. The local police claimed to arrest the responsible people soon but it has not yet arrested any one so far.
Source: The News