Journalists stage hunger strike camp outside Balochistan PA

QUETTA: Balochistan Union of Journalist (BUJ) on Thursday held a hunger strike camp outside the Balochistan Assembly to protest against the killing of journalists, attack on media houses and other issues.

President BUJ Irfan Saeed, President Quetta Press Club Raza-ur-Rehman, Central leaders of Federal Union of Journalists including Saleem Shahid and Shehzada Zulfiqar remained in the hunger strike camp. Besides, a large number of journalists from all electronic and print media organizations participated in the camp.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, MPAs, representatives of lawyers’ fraternity, leaders of various political parties and the members of civil society visited the camp to express solidarity with the media fraternity.

Balochistan Union of Journalists had announced ten days’ mourning following the killing of its General Secretary Irshad Mastoi, trainee reporter Rasool and media worker Mohammad Younus.

Hunger strike camp is part of activities decided in the executive body of the BUJ to lodge protest and press the government for the arrest of the perpetrators and provision of security to the media fraternity.—APP

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