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Bilawal Bhutto condemns torture and arrest of reporting team including a woman reporter of a private news channel

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KARACHI, July 21: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the torture and arrest of reporting team including a woman reporter of a private news channel in Islamabad today, adding that any kind of victimization and illegal actions against journalists will not be tolerated.

The woman reporter Saba Bajeer and Irfan Malik were tortured while they were performing their professional duties during the production of former SECP Chairman Zafar Hijazi in PIMS hospital.

In his press statement, PPP Chairman said that barring media from performing its professional responsibilities was denial of democratic paradigms and freedom of expression as well as an attack on the the freedom of journalism, “PPP is with journalists’ fraternity and will not let the free media to be attached by anybody,” he added.

Bilawal Bhutto said that action must be taken against those involved and it should be identified as who was behind the condemnable action against the journalists.

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