PFUJ condemns killing of two journalists

KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has strongly condemn the killing of two journalists : one in Dera Ismail Khan and the other in Tribal areas : and demand of the government to arrest the killers while providing security to the working journalists.

Mehboob Shah Afridi from FATA Khyber Agency lost his life in Khyber Agency Jamrud blast. The PFUJ understands that the new year is yet another year of miseries in the world for working journalists and despite repeated protests and demands to the government, the menace of the terrorism is not under control as the government had failed to provide the security to working journalists.

President PFUJ Rana Mohammad Azeem and Secretary General Amin Yousuf condemned the non-state actors responsible for the killings and demand of the government to investigate and put the culprits behind the bars. The PFUJ also demanded financial support for the families of the martyred journalists so that their vows could be minimized.

According to the details received, unidentified gunmen shot dead a journalist Mohammad Umar in Dera on Saturday. according to the local police, the gunmen opened fire on Mohammad Omar near Niazi Chowk. They said that Mohammad Omar sustained critical injuries in the attack. He was taken to the District Headquarters Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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