Assault in Hyderabad: Journalists protest for colleague

KARACHI: Journalists covering the assembly session on Tuesday protested against the Hyderabad police for not taking action against culprits who tortured a female journalist in Hyderabad. Shouting slogans against SSP Ifran Baloch, journalists demanded to register an FIR and initiate an impartial inquiry into the incident.

“Even after five days, a case has not been registered,” a journalist complained to home minister Sohail Siyal who reached the press gallery to hear reporters’ grievances. Protests were also held across Sindh after Hyderabad-based journalist
Ume Alisha was tortured by unidentified men who barged into her house and physically assaulted her.

The home minister, flanked by other cabinet members, assured journalists of providing justice and issued directives to the SSP to register a case immediately. “We will initiate an impartial inquiry,” Siyal said.

Express Tribune