Protest rally taken out to condemn false case against journalist
MIRPURKHAS. Protest rally was taken out by Mirpurkhas union of Journalists, different organizations and civil society including Gulistan e Mazoreen center Mirpurkhas, Anjuman Akhbar faroshan, Jaffria alliance, PPP, Peoples youth, Muslim league functional, Jeay sindh students federation, PML (N) here on Saturday from railway station chowk to protest against the registration of false FIR by town police against the senior journalist and president MUJ Afaq Ahmed Khan . Protesters led by Ghulam Rasool Mugheri, Javed Malik and Ayub Maher raised slogans against the complainant and police. They were carried banners and placards and marched through main roads and reached at Market chowk where they staged sit in. Protesters burnt tyres as result traffic was suspended for four hours. Heavy contingents of police were present on this occasion. Speakers on this occassion strongly condemned the police behavior towards journalists and deplored that on the simpleapplications of narcotic peddlers and money extortionists’ police were registering the FIRs against the journalists in the district without any investigation. They deplored that within two months various FIRs were lodged against the journalists including Syed Zahir Shah, Farooque Kaim Khani, M.Hashim Shar, Afaq Ahmed Khan etc. They lamented that false cases were being lodged against the journalists on the behest of drug mafia and criminals as result resentment had been prevailed among the local journalists and feeling themselves insecure. They demanded the chief justice of Supreme Court Iftikhar Mohammad Chohadhry, Sindh chief minister, Governor Sindh, provincial minister for information, chief justice Sindh high court , provincial police officer PPO, RPO Hyderabad, DIG Mirpurkhas and DPO Mirpurkhas to take immediately notice , withdraw the false cases and provide security to the journalists community. Those spoke on this occasion, journalists SyedZahir Shah, Ghulam Rasool Mugheri, Allah Bux Arisar, Mohammad Hashim Shar, Qamaruddin, Azeem Rajput, Jay ram Malhi, Abbas Qadri, Shamsuddin Shaikh advocate of PPP, Rizwan Palli of PPP youth wing, Sikandar Jhandeer of PML(N) , MPL(F) Asad Baloch, Mazhar Mirrani of JSSF, Ayub Maher of Anjuman Akhbar Faroshan and Lal Mohammad Baloch of Gulistan Mazoreen Center. SP investigation Mirpurkhas Zafar Iqbal during the protest reached at the spot and negotiated with the representatives of protesters and assured that impartial inquiry will be made into the matter of FIRs against the journalists and added that no injustice will be made with journalists as well as common people on which protest was ended. It may be recalled that two days back, Abdul Nasir Khan had lodged the case with town police station of attempt to murder, beating, ablazing with intention of killing and spreading terrorism( under section 324, 337 A(I), F(I), 34 PPC, 436 and 6/7 Anti terrorism act ).