By Our Reporter
(London) Pakistan Journalists Association UK (PJA) condemns cowardly attack on Hamid Mir of Geo TV, a prominent Pakistani journalist / anchor on Saturday April 19, 2014 in Karachi. PJA is planning to protest for freedom of press and against the large number of killing of media persons in Pakistan since last few years. PJA members are hoping and praying that Mr Mir will recovers soon.
PJA also demands from Government of Pakistan to expose the culprits and do something concert for the safety of the journalists in the country.
The journalist community in UK & Europe are requested to join and raise their voices for safety of Pakistani Media persons and freedom of their right of expression; we are looking forward for the strong statements of political leaders, religious leaders, social activist, business persons, and peoples from all walks of life.
Lord Nazir Ahmed condemns attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and calls on every one to pray for his speedy recovery . Lord Nazir is attending an international conference in Chicago where he has expressed concern that Indian tv channels are trying to blame the Pakistan Intelligence ISI . He has called for a full and independent inquiry into this brutal attack. Lord Ahmed said that Karachi is a hub for terrorist including foreign funded people who would do any thing to bring Pakistan Army into disrepute. We must remain determined to find the facts and find the real culprits He said
On this incident Dr Shahid Qureshi Senior British journalist condemned this cowardly act and asked for full investigation including those who knew his movements and travel plan. Pakistan Government has completely failed to protect the life and limbs of its citizen specially corruption and incompetence in police causing deaths of civilians and soldiers. Police has become main protector of criminal gangs and mafias.
Indian channels across the border stopped their broadcast to air the shooting incident of injured journalist Hamid Mir.
PJA is accredited body of journalists of Pakistani origin based in the United Kingdom.