October 26, 2016
ISLAMABAD – Journalists Protection Council has written to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan seeking safety of journalists covering his party’s planned November 2 lockdown.
Syed Aoun Shirazi, the council president suggested in the letter that PTI constitute a special committee to ensure media persons’ safety and to constantly stay in touch with media teams at the scene.
The letter specifically mentions PTI’s 126-day 2014 sit-in during which media teams representing Dunya News, Geo, Aaj and Samaa were attacked by protesters.
Shirazi made it clear that if any physical harm was caused to journalists/media workers or if female reporters were harassed by his workers, PTI would get blamed.
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