The house of Jamshed Baghwan, Bureau Chief of “Express News” attacked once again in the early morning of April 6, 2014 at around 6:25am in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa province of Pakistan. On March 19, an improvised explosive device (IED) with two kilograms of explosives was found in front of his house which was subsequently defused by the Bomb Disposal.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan had claimed the responsibility for that while no one has yet claimed the responsibility for the second attack. This is the sixth attack on same media group in 2013-14.
Two masked men riding on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the main gate of journalist’s house which went off with a loud bang damaging the main gate of the house. Journalist and his family members remained unhurt.
Pakistan federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) General Secretary Amin Yousuf, Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) President Nisar Mahmood, Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Crimes and Terrorism Journalists Forum President Javed Aziz Khan condemned the attack on Baghwan and other journalists across the country. They demanded the federal and provincial governments to properly probe the threats and attacks and provide security to the media persons.
PFUJ and KhUJ staged protest demonstration today April 7 at 1 pm outside the Peshawar Press Club.
Pakistan Press Foundation