PFUJ urges govt to take steps for journalists’ safety in Balochistan

KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over the threats hurled at journalists in Balochistan by militant and religious groups.

In a statement released on Thursday, the PFUJ said journalists were experiencing difficulties in carrying out their duties in the face of attacks and threats.

The PFUJ recalled that a number of newspapers had stopped publication in the wake of attacks on their offices. At least 18 press clubs have been locked up, the statement added.

“The number of journalists to have laid down their lives in the line of duty is the highest in Balochistan,” the PFUJ said. “But it’s regrettable that no murderer has so far been arrested nor have investigations proved fruitful.”

The PFUJ called upon the government to take immediate measures for protecting the lives of journalists in Balochistan.

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