Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More than 150 journalists arrested in Karachi

Karachi police has baton charged over peaceful journalists and has arrested more than 150 of them including around 10 women infront of Karachi Press Club on Tuesday afternoon.
The journalists of the city gathered in and around the Press Club at around 3.00 p.m. to finalize their strategy against the millitary government's censorship policies and ban over transmission of country's most popular channel Geo News and ARY One World.
The police baton charged the peaceful journalists when they voiced their slogans for their right of expression. Aajiz Jamali of ARY One World, Najeeb of Daily Jang, Khursheed Abbasi of Urdu Eveninger 'Awam', Sabihuddin Ghausi, President Karachi Press Club were severly beaten up and were arrested.
Kamal Siddiqi, Editor Reporting The News, Owais Tauheed, Geo English, Idris Bakhtiar of BBC are among arrested journalists.
Later, in a meeting leaders of the press club and the Union decided to continue their struggle till revival of all constitutional rights of the citizens.

1 comment:

Urvashi said...

whats happening with you guys is unfortunate and very unfair. I hope the pakistani media overcomes unscathed... wish all of you a very best of luck in your struggle to win back freedom of expression....