November 05, 2015
KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the killing of journalist Zaman Mehsud, who was shot dead in Tank district on Tuesday.
Zaman, of South Waziristan, was coming to Tank city from his hometown Gomel on his motorcycle when attacked. He was shifted to District Headquarter Hospital Tank, and then District Headquarter Hospital DI Khan, but succumbed to his injuries.
President PFUJ and Secretary General Amin Yousuf condemned Zaman's killing and demanded of the government to take prompt action to arrest the culprits.
They said that Pakistan was amongst the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists where as many as 117 journalists had lost their lives in the last decade. The PFUJ leaders called for a countrywide protest on Thursday if the local police failed to arrest Mehsud's killer.
“We are already running end impunity campaign for crimes against journalists and this murder has added to the difficulties of working journalists in the country,” they said. The PFUJ leaders urged the local police to expedite proceedings to arrest the perpetrators so that they could be put on trial under the anti-terrorism laws.
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