August 09, 2017
ISLAMABAD – The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and National Press Club Wednesday condemned the violence and harassment of television crews by Pakistan Muslim League supporters.
The union’s acting President Nasir Hashmi and the press club President Shakeel Anjum (pictured) expressed concern over the incidents.
They said in a statement, journalists had no links to any political party but cover what is assigned to them by their respective organizations.
The leaders urged the political party heads to keep their workers and supporters in check.
Both Hashmi and Anjum warned if any such incident happened again, they would be compelled to take serious action.
Television crews, among them ARY and BOL, covering former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's rally were threatened, harassed and beaten up.
There were also reports of attacks on journalists from 92 News.
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