NOWSHERA: After a strong protest by the journalists’ community against the targeted killing of Nowshera-based reporter of a private channel, Nurul Hassan, in Peshawar on Monday, the deceased was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Shaidu village here on Tuesday.
Mediapersons from Nowshera, Jehangira, Khairabad, Pabbi and Swabi demanded judicial investigation into the murder of Hassan. The protesters brought out a procession on the main GT road and blocked it to traffic for some time.
The journalists threatened to extend protests across the province if the government failed to arrest the culprits immediately. They demanded of the government to include 7-ATA in the FIR and announce Shuhada Package for the family of the deceased journalist.
Meanwhile, journalists in Bajaur tribal district also held a protest demonstration against the killing of Nurul Hassan.
Holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans condemning the killing, scores of journalists attended the demo held outside the Bajaur Press Club.
The participants of the demo jointly organised by Bajaur Press Club and Bajaur Union of Journalists strongly condemned the killing of Hassan and called it an attack on the entire journalistic community.
They said the killing of Hassan in a city like Peshawar had upset the whole journalists’ community. They slammed the Peshawar police for not arresting the killers immediately.
Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2018