ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Monday slammed the Sindh government for failing to protect journalists.
In a tweet, the minister expressed regret over the death of another journalist, Ghulam Murtaza, in the line of duty.
He demanded an explanation from PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as to why the assassins of journalists Ajay Lalwani and Aziz Memon had not yet been apprehended.
He claimed that the murders of journalists in Sindh were not abating because of the provincial government’s indifference.
Earlier, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain also expressed concern over the safety of journalists working in interior Sindh.
In a tweet, in response to the killing of a journalist Murtaza Shar in Sangarh, he said the security of journalists had become a challenge in Sindh.
The information minister said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, the chief secretary and inspector general of Sindh police would be informed about the deep concerns of the federal government on the matters pertaining to journalists in the province.