The Global Federation of Editors (IFJ) ties the Pakistan Federal Union of Editors (PFUJ) in firmly condemning the strike on a television writer and his wife on December 22 in Sialkot, Pakistan.
Zeeshan Shamsi, a writer with newsone Television, and his wife were subjected of indiscriminate shooting by three unidentified assailants. Though he escaped unhurt, his wife Saima Zeeshan was attack by two bullets on her behalf chest.
They certainly were touring in their vehicle from Sialkot to Islamabad when these were intercepted and infected by gunmen on a vehicle. Authorities suspected it’s a robbery because the gunmen also looted belongings, jewellery and income from them. Authorities has registered the case and is investigating.
The IFJ claimed: “This is an unlucky and condemnable strike on a writer and his family. The IFJ urges the state to immediately charge the culprits to start the appropriate course.”
Pakistan is the most harmful countries for journalists in the world. In 2014 only, 14 journalists and media individuals have now been killed in Pakistan and a lot more threatened, intimidated and attacked.
The IFJ Asia Pacific acting director Jane Worthington claimed: “Pakistan is the most harmful country in the world at this time for journalists and the situation has certainly worsened as a result of advanced level of impunity for violations against media workers. Pakistan must make quick efforts to bring a finish to the tradition of impunity.”