PFUJ denounces journalist Zaman’s killing


LAHORE: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Wednesday condemned the killing of another journalist Zaman Mehsaud, who was shot dead in Tank District yesterday. Zaman, belonging to South Waziristan, was coming to Tank city from his hometown Gomel on his motorcycle when some unknown persons opened fire on him.

He was shifted to District Headquarter Hospital Tank, and then District Headquarter Hospital DI Khan, but he succumbed to the bullet injuries. He was working with Daily Umat Karachi and was also running his own twitter news, “Gomel News”.

President PFUJ and Secretary General Amin Yousuf has condemned the brutal killing of Zaman and demanded of the government to take prompt action to arrest the culprits. They said that Pakistan is amongst most dangerous countries of the world for the journalists where as many as 117 journalists have sacrificed their lives in the last decade. The PFUJ leaders called for a country-wide protest on Thursday if the local police failed to arrest the unknown killer of Zaman Mehsud.

“We are already running impunity campaign for the crimes against journalists and this murder has added the difficulties for the working journalists in the country,” they concluded. The PFUJ leaders urged the local police to expedite the proceedings to arrest the culprits so that they could be trailed under the terrorist laws of the land.