Just days after fatal assassination bids on Pakistani journalists Hamid Mir and Raza Rumi, the Amnesty International has highlighted the plight of media workers, explaining how hey face constant life threat from various groups including the ISI and Taliban.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today praised the ISI for "ensuring protection and defence of the country" amid a raging controversy over the recent assassination attempt on senior TV anchor Hamid Mir.
Against the backdrop of alleged involvement of ISI in the gun attack at Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to "restrain" the spy agency from taking punitive step against the private TV channel where Mir works.
Pakistan`s leading news anchor Hamid Mir, who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt recently, today said that he faced threats from both non-state and state actors including the powerful spy agency ISI.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday decided to form a three-member judicial commission to inquire into the attempt on the life of leading TV journalist Hamid Mir and also announced a reward of Rs 10 million for information leading to the arrest of the culprits.
After senior Pakistani journalist and TV anchor Hamid Mir was shot at in Pakistan`s financial capital Karachi on Saturday evening, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a high-level meeting on Sunday to discuss the attack.