PFUJ demands security for journalists
LAHORE: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) demands foolproof security for reporters, photographers and cameramen in view of deteriorating law and order in the country, particularly in Karachi, Balochistan and tribal areas in NWFP, said PFUJ President Pervez Shoukat and Secretary General Mazhar Abbas in a statement against the bombing in Karachi. They expressed sorrow over the deaths of over 50 people including prominent religious leaders and journalists.
Three press photographers, two cameramen and a reporter were injured in the Karachi bombing. Two of them, Shahid Hussain and Javed Jeaja, are still in hospital. The former lost one eye and is in the ICU at Jinnah Hospital. A driver of GEO TV channel was also seriously injured, while several photographers’ cameras were also damaged.
They said it was the responsibility of newspaper establishments and the owners of private TV channels to provide life-saving gear and life insurance to their reporters and other staff members.
Source: Daily Times