justice for the martyred journalist Nasrullah Gadani and stands in solidarity with his bereaved family in their Pursuit the Justice.

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Awami Tehreek AT seeks justice for the martyred journalist Nasrullah Gadani and stands in solidarity with his bereaved family in their Pursuit the Justice.

Hyderabad, Press Release

A delegation from Awami Tehreek, led by Central President Lal Jarwar and Central General Secretary Noor Ahmed Katiar, tomorrow will meet with the family members of the late journalist Nasrullah Gadani on Tuesday, June 13, 2024.

Lal Jarwar, the central president of Awami Tehreek, affirmed, “The heinous act of violence against journalists in Sindh strikes at the very heart of freedom of expression, a fundamental pillar of democracy.

Expressing grave concerns over the deteriorating situation, Lal Jarwar stated, “The massacre of journalists in Sindh is tantamount to the murder of freedom of expression.” He further criticized the current government, said it as a “new form of dictatorship,” citing widespread restrictions on media and an unannounced martial law-like atmosphere in the country.

Noor Ahmed Katiar, Central General Secretary of Awami Tehreek, condemned the failure of the government to ensure the safety of journalists; He pointed fingers at influential figures, stating, “Sardars and feudal lords are involved in the murder of Nasrullah Gadani.”

Moreover, Katiar said that the Sindh government is providing protection to the perpetrators, emphasizing, “Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sindh government is protecting to Nasrullah Gadani’s killers.”

In a press statement issued by Awami Tehreek leaders denounced the alarming lack of protection for journalists’ lives and properties in Sindh. They criticized the PPP government for turning Sindh into a dangerous territory for journalists and highlighted the suffocating environment for media freedom, citing measures such as the National Cyber Crime Investigation Agency and PICA Ordinance.

The leaders underscored that freedom of expression is a constitutional right and condemned any attempts to suppress it. They called for the immediate repeal of oppressive laws restricting media freedom and vowed to continue their fight for justice and democracy.