LAHORE: The journalist community staged a protest demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Monday to express solidarity with senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo and demanded the authorities concerned arrest the culprits at the earliest.
The participants said that over two weeks have passed but Hamid Mir attackers have not been arrested yet. They expressed their concerns that instead of arresting the attackers, cases are being registered against journalists. They demanded immediate withdrawal of case against Amir Mir, saying such acts could not stop journalists from their right to freedom of expression. They vowed to foil every conspiracy against Jang/Geo on any pretext.
Among the participants were Zahid Rafique Bhatti, Qamaruz Zaman Bhatti, Rizwan Khalid, Punjab Union of Journalists President Waseem Farooq, senior journalist Khawar Naeem Hashmi, Mian Abid, Gohar Butt, Imran Ehsan, Waseem Babar, Umar Sharif, Abid Nawaz, etc.