Lahore Economic Journalists Association condemn attack on journalists at Ganga Ram Hospital

Lahore, July 09, 2012 (PPI-OT): Lahore Economic Journalists Association (LEJA) Monday angrily condemned violent attack on two journalists by the Ganga Ram Hospital Additional Medical Superintendent along with his aides and called for an impartial inquiry to the issue.

In a statement, the LEJA President Zahid Abid, Vice President Muhammad Riaz and General Secretary Ishtiaq Hussain while condemning the torture and manhandling of journalists, Nadeem Butt and Jahangir Hayat, by the Ganga Ram Hospital additional medical superintendent Abdul Basit and his aides termed the incident as a barbaric act. They urged the government to keep the doctors restricted to their limits and let them not use the hospitals’ premises as their torture cell.

The LEJA office –bearers also demanded of the government to conduct a high level investigation into matter. Meanwhile, in a letter to LEJA, the LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has also condemned attack on senior journalists and termed it an attack on media.

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Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
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