SUKKUR: Activists of Jeay Sindh and some other nationalist parties torched copies of Dawn newspaper outside the press club here on Sunday in protest against a report on the newspaper’s website.
Dawn.com usually carries reaction and comments of readers on reports about different events.
Because of the torching of Dawn’s copies the newspaper could not be distributed in Sukkur and adjoining areas on Sunday.
Leaders of major political and religious parties, trade bodies and journalists’ organisations have condemned the incident.
Meanwhile, in Jacobabad journalists held a demonstration against manhandling of a journalist in Hyderabad.
Farooque Tabassum, a reporter of a private TV channel, was allegedly roughed up at the office of the CM’s Initiative for Hepatitis Prevention and Control Programme in Hyderabad a few days ago when he was working on a report on the programme.
The protesting journalists marched on different roads and held a sit-in outside the press club.
Addressing the protesters, District Union of Journalists chairman Ghulam Hyder Magsi, president Pervez Ahmed Abro, Mohammad Nawaz Solangi, Mukesh Kumar Ropita and Bakhshan Lahar condemned the incident and urged the government to take action against people involved in the incident.
Published in Dawn, October 27th, 2014