The founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Mr. Altaf Hussain strongly slammed the acts of harassment and attack on private TV channels reporters, news acnhor and their DSNG vans.
In a statement issued from London Secretariat, MQM Chief said throwing bottles, eggs, hooting and rendering maltreatments to the senior journalists, including news anchor Sana Mirza, senior reporter Amin Hafiz and attack on Geo News and ARY News DSNG vans in PTI rally and sit-ins. He slammed the insulting and misbehaving attitudes for the journalists or their crew members and termed it the reflection of their policy to restrict the journalism for free and fair reporting.
Mr. Hussain said that the reporters and news anchors had due rights to cover the political activities and report them freely and fairly. He said that creating hindrance in their official duties would not reflect the democratic and political milieu.
He said that the journalists, especially women journalists were desecrated previously too in the sit-ins, which were immoral and absolute denial of free and fair journalism. He appreciated the brave and free reporting from the journalists, especially Sana Mirza and others and offered his sympathy to them.
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