Killings of journalists before the general elections is a cause of great concern
The Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the killing of the senior journalist Mahmood Afridi by armed terrorists in Qalat. He termed the incident a blatant attack on the freedom of the press and added that journalists were being gunned down in the country continuously. He said that the killing of journalists and incidents of violence were a source of great concern for the people, particularly when the general elections were approaching near.
Mr Hussain said that the killings of journalists had created a sense of insecurity among the among the journalists’ community. He extended sympathies to the bereaved family members and journalists’ organizations. He appealed to President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Governor Balochistan Zulfikar Ali Magsi to take serious notice of the killing of Mahmood Afridi. He said that the perpetrators should be brought to justice.