ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party MNA and Media Advisor to President of Pakistan Farahnaz Ispahani submitted an adjournment motion on the recent abduction and heinous death of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad. In a statement issued she said that tragic death of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad was shocked for the media and the people of Pakistan.
She urged an immediate investigation into kidnapping and murder of the journalist, who went missing in Islamabad while on his way to a TV station Sunday and was found dead on Tuesday. His disappearance, torture and death are of grave concern to the public and the media community nationally and internationally, she stated. MNA Farahnaz Ispahani has asked the Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza that the issue must be taken up on the floor of the house for discussion.
The Government of PPP is intended to ensure the physical and professional security for the journalists under the democratic constitutional system, she affirmed.”Ms Ispahani referred to a recent CPJ report that “As one of the countries that is experiencing a surge in the incidence of deaths and injuries to journalists while in the line of duty.”