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    Pakistani journalists protest against growing violence


    by PressTV

    These Pakistani journalists took to the streets in the capital Islamabad to condemn the growing violence against media persons in the country. They have come from across the country and staged a sin-in outside the Parliament to highlight their sufferings. International watchdogs ranked Pakistan as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in the world. The growing violence against journalists in Pakistan is attributed to the security situation the country has been facing ever since it joined the US-led so-called war on terror. Journalists have voiced their concerns over what they called authorities failure to protect media persons. Journalists have demanded that the government take effective measures for the security of media workers in the country. They have called for insurance policy for journalists and compensation for those who died or injured in the line of duty. The country’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed solidarity with journalists saying he wants to make Pakistan a friendly country where journalists feel safe and secure during their professional assignments. For this purpose, he has decided to form a commission for the protection of media workers and their well-being.