Speakers ask govt to protect journalists, media houses
KARACHI: The Jamhoor meeting held at the Karachi Press Club strongly condemned the recent attack on Geo TV in Islamabad and demanded of the government to protect journalists and media houses.
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Secretary General Khursheed Abbasi, while presiding over the meeting, said all the political parties should ask their workers not to attack the media persons and media houses, as they discharge their duties under the official coverage assigned to them by their offices.
The parties should refrain from doing such illegal acts, or would face serious repercussions, he added.Members of different parties, speaking on the occasion, said they firmly believed in the supremacy of the Constitution and law. They stressed that the democratic process in the country should not be derailed.
Abbasi said a huge rally, attended by print and electronic media members, will be taken out from the Karachi Press Club very soon to express solidarity with Geo TV.The rally will stage a Dharna in front of the Sindh Assembly building and demand of the government that Geo should be provided complete protection. Those responsible for blocking Geo TV would be requested that people wanted awareness and information, and the largest TV channel — Geo — was facing various kind of hurdles.