APNS condemns attack on Jang Group premises

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KARACHI, FEB 21 (DNA) – The APNS strongly condemned the attack on Jang Group premises by demonstrators who ranscked the offices and manhandled the employees of the group.

Mr Hameed Haroon President and Sarmad Ali Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society in a press statement have termed the incident as attack on the press and expressed their serious concern on the vandalism perpetuated by the demonstrators who in the garb of protest and sit-in gheraod the Jang Group’s main office in Karachi  and instead of stressing and raising  their demands, attacked and ransacked the office and harassed the staff including women workers and journalists.

They stated that every section of the society has a right to agitate its disagreement against any content, but it should not be allowed to take law into its hand and attack the premises of media organisations and intimidate media workers.

This attitude not only depicts the intolerance exacerbating in our society but also highlights growing lawlessness in the country. It is regrettable that the law enforcing agencies in the city remained silent spectators when the media house was being subjected to vandalism.

The APNS office bearers urged upon the Chief Minister Sind and the IG police to take immediate action against the culprits and provide security to media houses to prevent such heinious act against the media in future.=DNA

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