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CPNE concerned over threats to media

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has vowed to protect media persons and establishments from the threats of dire consequences of TTP.

In a joint press statement issued here on Thursday by President CPNE Jamil Athar Qazi, Senior Vice-President Ilyas Shakir and Secretary General Amir Mahmood have expressed serious concern over the threats issued by the spokesman of TTP to media persons and establishments.

They vowed that CPNE will continue protecting freedom of the Press. The newspapers have always stood against any curbs of dictators, and struggled against the attempts of dictators’ governments, mafias and pressure groups.

They said that newspapers and journalists are facing threats in the performance of their professional duties. They vowed to continue their struggle and stated that no action can stop media to discharge its professional duties of disseminating the news and views to the public.

The recent years incidents of target killings have proved that media persons were killed for bringing facts to the public but their struggle will not go waste.The CPNE office-bearers said all media persons and establishments will remain united for the cause of freedom of the press. They also demanded of the government to take all out measures to protect media persons and establishments.

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