By: Sawan Khaskheli
BADIN: The large of journalists of district, lawyers, political workers and social activists of district Badin, on given call of Union of Journalists Hyderabad (HUJ) in collaboration with Badin Press Club and Awarn-E-Sahafat has organized a protest demonstration in front of Badin Press Club and took out the rally from main chowk of city ‘Qazia mori’ and concluded outside of Press Club on Sunday to demand immediate arrest of the killers of senior journalist Jan Muhammad Mahar.
While addressing the participants of the rally representatives of journalists and political leaders including Lala Rehman Samoon, central leader of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Central representative of PFUJ, Khalid Khokhar, President, HUJ, Iqbal Mallah, Senior journalist Hyderabad, Jai Parkash, Haji Khalid Mehmood Ghuman, Tanweer Ahmed Arain, President, Badin Press Club, Shoukat Memon, President, Awan-e-Sahafat, Lala Haroon Gopang, Abdul Shakoor Memon, General Secretary, Badin Press Club, Shafi Muhammad Junejo, Awan-E-Sahafat, Advocate Ameer Azad Panhwar, Sindh United Party, Shahnawaz Siyal, Sindh Tarki Pasand Party, Lal Jarwar, Awami Tehreek, Muhammad Rafique Arain, Umar Mallah, Bakhtawar Jamali, Ali Akbar Memon, Vice Chairman, Municipal Committee Badin and others said that journalist Jan Muhammad Maher was killed couple of months ago, but despite lapse of considerable period of time, alleged accused involved in the murder of journalist Jan Muhammad Mahar had not been apprehended.
They demanded immediate arrest killers of Shaheed Jan Muhammad Mahar and vowed to continue the protest until the arrest of the killers. They strongly condemned Mahar’s murder and urged the Sindh chief minister, sitting IG Sindh to ensure the arrest of the killers to end the unrest prevailing in the entire journalist community in the province. Addressing the demonstrators, the representatives of journalists alleged that under a conspiracy, journalists and intellectuals were being targeted in Sindh and killed whereas the government sat as a silent spectator.
It is pertinent to mention that senior journalist Mahar, was shot dead in an armed attack by unidentified assailants in the Sukkur district late in the night on August 13 when he was leaving his office.
By: Sawan Khaskheli