Friday, December 17, 2010

PFUJ condemns killing of journalist

PFUJ condemns killing of journalist

Pakistan Observer
Islamabad—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Wednesday condemned the killing of Mohammad Khan Sasoli, President of Khuzdar Press Club in Baluchistan on Tuesday night by unknown assailants and demanded of the government to ensure arrest of perpetuators.

Condemning the killing of Mohammad Khan Sasoli, the PFUJ Secretary General, Shamsul Islam Naz termed it a direct attack on democracy and freedom of press.

This incident, he added, has once again proved that the media persons are forced to work in hostile environments and they are not being provided any protection both from the government and media houses.

The PFUJ said, “an act of violence on a media practitioner is not only a crime against the individual victim, but it also represents an attack on freedom of expression, which is a fundamental right and a cornerstone of democratic society”.

The PFUJ asked the Balochistan government to spare no effort in investigating this murder and bringing the culprits to justice.

According to the reports reaching the PFUJ Secretariat, Mohammad Khan Sasoli (36) after doing his routine professional assignments left Khuzdar Press Club for his home situated in Labour Colony on his vehicle at 7.30 p.

When he reached in front of his house two unknown motorcyclists wearing masks opened indiscriminate fire on him the moment he came out of his vehicle.

He received four bullet wounds in his head, chest and died on the spot. The assailants later fled from the scene.—APP

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