QUETTA: A condolence reference was held at the Quetta Press Club on Saturday to pay homage to three journalists, including Saifur Rehman Baloch reporter of Samaa TV, Imran Sheik cameraman and Muhammad Iqbal photographer of NNI who were martyred in twin bomb blasts at Alamdar Road on January 10.
The condolence reference was organised by CBE which, besides the journalists, was attended by people hailing from different segment of society. Addressing on the occasion, CBE President Dr Nashnas Lehri said that they would never forget the martyred journalists who laid their lives in line of duty. “We pay tribute to our slain journalist brothers who demonstrated bravery while discharging their professional duty,” he said.
Quetta Press Club President Saleem Shahid said that Balochistan had become the most dangerous zone for journalists where 32 journalists have been killed in target killing and bomb blasts in the past five years. A senior journalist Jalal Noorzai said that journalists should take steps for their security and safety since “we are in a state of war”. Fateha was also offered for the departed souls during the reference.