WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: Bilawal says no compromise on Freedoms of Speech

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-in-Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party has said his Party will not compromise on freedoms of speech and will stand shoulder to shoulder with media community whenever it is attacked.
“Pakistan Peoples Party and the journalist community have always fought together against martial laws and gagging of press since last four decades. Freedom of Press is one of the key part of our struggle to strengthen democracy and supremacy of the Constitution,” Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated this in his message on World Press Freedom Day being observed under UNESCO the world over tomorrow.
He said that his Party is proud that Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto threw away the blacks laws in 1988 opening new opportunities for media expansion to ensure freedom of expression.
PPP Patron-In-Chief said scores of journalists have been killed since last two decades while performing their duties making Pakistan one of the most dangerous country for them. “It is unfortunate that Kalashnikov culture introduced by Zia’s dictatorial regime is taking its toll and almost every peaceful segment of our society is being targeted by same culture,” he added.
He said PPP has always vehemently condemned use of violence in the society and has a record to launch massive masses movements for restoration of democracy without throwing a single stone since last four decades.

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Former President Asif Ali Zardari has condoled the death of Avi Kumar son of a spiritual leader of Hindu community Sant Heera Lal of Kandhkot.
PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari sent MNA Ramesh Lal to condole with the bereaved on his behalf and asked the Sindh government to arrest the culprits involved in the murder of innocent Hindu body.
He pledged that Pakistan Peoples Party will always defend and protect the minority communities and the law of land will take its course to grab the killers and produce before the courts.