JournalismPakistan.com October 18, 2012
PESHAWAR: Security around the Badshah Tower housing offices of several media organizations was heightened Thursday and staff told to leave following a serious Taliban threat.
Journalists and other employees were asked to work from home as offices virtually shut down.
Geo TV, Jang, The News, Nai Baat, Intermedia and Internews are some of the prominent organizations operating out of the tower in Super Market.
Most shops, hotels and other businesses in and around the area also closed down.
Media criticism of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the October 9 attack on child activist Malala Yousufzai in Mingora (Swat), upset the Taliban. Two other girls were also injured.
The banned militant outfit warned last week, they would attack media houses and some journalists because of their stern criticism.
Malala, shot in the head as she headed home from school on a van, is currently undergoing treatment in Britain.
Security will continue to be tight on Friday, termed another high-risk day by the authorities.
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