CPNE condemns killing of scribes
KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President, Mujib-urRehman Shami and Secretary General Dr. Jabbar Khattak strongly condemned killing of three journalists of Online International News Network, Quetta Bureau.
Bureau Chief, Irshad Mastoi, Reporter Abdul Rasool Khajak and Accountant Mohammad Yousuf were killed at their office at Quetta by unknown assailant.
The CPNE said itch seems a deep conspiracy to curb the voice of press and demanded with Balochistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch immediate arrest of culprits so that they may be taken to task.
In a statement issued CPNE also expressed its deep concerns that Balochistan journalists are working in worst law and order condition, around 30 journalists have scarified their lives in the line of duty but not a single killer has been arrested so far which has resulted increase attacks on journalists and media houses.
CPNE demanded that Balochistan government should make proper arrangements for security and safety of journalists and media houses and immediate provision of assistance to the martyred journalist's families.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday sought report from the authorities con- cerned on the killing of three journalists in Quetta.
The journalists including Assignment Editor of ARY News Quetta Bureau, Irshad Mastoi, two staffers of Online News Agency, Abdul Rasool and Younis were killed in a firing incident took place in Quetta on Thursday.
The Prime Minister also expressed shock and grief over the tragic incident. He prayed for the departed souls and
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