PFUJ condemns journalist Khalil Jibran's murder

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Islamabad: 19 June 2024: PFUJ condemns journalist Khalil Jibran's murder Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists PFUJ has strongly condemned the murder of journalist Khalil Jibran demanding of the government to arrest the killers and provide protection to media persons.

In a joint state issued on Wednesday PFUJ President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Arshad Ansari and Finance Secretary Lala Assad Pathan said that despite the fact that Jibran had been facing threats from terrorists, no protection was provided to the senior journalist, who was also the former president of the Landi Kotal Press Club.

PFUJ leaders said Jibran was dragged out of his car and targeted by unknown terrorists close to his home while his friend also got wounded. They said since the eruption of the Taliban insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a number of journalists have been targeted but the government has not arrested even a single murderer.

"This shows that the government is not interested in providing protection to those who are on the hit list of terrorists." PFUJ leaders demanded of the chief minister Ali Amin Gandapur, and federal interior minister Mohsin Naqvi to immediately take measures for the arrest of the Killers. PFUJ leaders also demanded of the governmenct to provide protection to media persons so that they could perform their professional duties without any fear of attacks.

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