London: Pakistan Press Club UK (PPCUK) has strongly condemned the cowardly act of vandalism with fellow journalist Malik Asad Ali, a senior reporter of UK44 TV Channel. Some thugs had broken his car parked outside his home. No valuables from the car were missing in this incident. The motive clearly seems to be terrified the journalist.
The victimised journalist has been working hard to bring all communities together from his TV channel platform. He has been raising interfaith harmony, peace and harmony among diverse communities by his reports.
President Press club Arshad Rachyal said PPCUK believes in the freedom of expression, such tragic incidents are a stigma on the face of local police. Attacks on Ethnic journalists are equally condemnable. He sympathised fellow journalist who faced such misbehaviour from unknown thugs.
Former President PPCUK Mobeen Chaudhry, Secretary General A Haq, SVP Sheraz Khan, VP Waseem Chaudhry, Akram Abid and other members executive council have strongly condemned attack on Asad Malik. They have urged police to launch immediate investigation to unravel the motive behind the attacks and identities of those involved.
Mussarat Iqbal, Afzal Choudhry, Aftab baig, Adeel Khan, Nisar Gulshan, Farid Qureshi, Ijaz Iqbal and other valuable members of PPCUK showed sympathy to the victim and urged authorities to provide safe and secure environment to journalists to inform and educate the public. Unprovoked attacks on journalists are inimical to the development of democracy and also threatened press freedom, they added.
PPCUK wishes to remind the merchants of harassment that journalists will never be distracted or intimidated by their machinations as they will always use their platform to expose evil through sincere and objective reporting.