CPNE condemns raid on editor’s house


KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Saturday expressed grief and concern over raid by Sindh rangers at the house of senior CPNE member and Resident Editor of Daily Nawa-i-Waqt Saeed Khawar and condemned the action.

CPNE demanded from director general Sindh rangers to order high-level investigation into the incident, so that mechanism of operation being carried out by law enforcement agencies could be visualized.

Senior Vice President CPNE Ilyas Shakir while addressing an emergency meeting at central secretariat of CPNE passed a resolution which said media had completely approved the operation in Karachi against crimes and terrorism; however blind raids, arrests and operations should not be allowed.

It was decided in the meeting that DG rangers Sindh would be called on for investigation of the raid. A meeting would be called as well in which all tjournalists’ organizations, lawyers’ organization, civil society organizations and human rights organizations would be invited.

Dr A Jabbar Khattak, Owais Aslam Ali, Nazeer Leghari, Hamid Hussain Abidi, Qazi Asad Abid, Tahir Najmi, Saeed Khawar, Aamir Mehmood, Abdul Khaliq Marshal and other senior journalists were also present on the occasion.

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