Wednesday, November 21, 2007

45 more journalists arrested in Pakistan

Karachi police released the all journalists they arrested yesterday 20 November during a peaceful protest outside the Karachi Press Club, however, around 45 more journalists have been arrested in Pakistan.
Today, when journalists of Quetta, Faisalabad, Peshawar and other cities of the country took out processions in solidarity with the journalists of Karachi, the police unleashed their sticks on them. Journalists in Peshawar and Faisalabad were severely beaten up. Police made around 20 arrests in Peshawar and 25 in Quetta.
In Karachi, more than 500 journalists gathered inside the Karachi Press Club and condemned police action of Tuesday. They vowed to continue their struggle till withdrawal of PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) Ordinance and revival of constitution.
On the other hand, the government allowed ARY Oneworld on the cable network in the country, whereas, Geo News and all other three TV channels of three group remained off air.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Arrest some, release some, this network in, this network out.

Is there anyone truly in charge of this insanity, or are field commanders making things up as they go along?

Also, there are 500 journalists in Karachi who will come to a demonstration?

I don't think there are 500 journalists in Los Angeles, total, let alone 500 angry journalists who would risk beatings and arrest.

Bravo!

-- Dennis in Los Angeles