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Sherry Rehman

President, Jinnah Institute

Attacks on journalists like @Razarumi and @HamidMirGEO are assaults on Pakistan’s media to speak truth to all sorts of power. #TimeToUnite


@sherryrehman

Asad Umar

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)

Hope & pray Hamid Mir recovers fully. Attacks on journalists are an attack on our freedom regardless of whether we agree or disagree.


@Asad_Umar

Raza Rumi

Journalist & TV Anchor

Threats to journalists are from all quarters: state & non-state actors, violent gangs, pol. mafia, etc. Think of profession not YOUR group!

@Razarumi

Maulana Fazal Rahman

Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F)

Shocked of attack on @HamidMirGEO. It is an attack on free speech. I demand protection for media men. @geonews_urdu

@Moulanasahib

Afrasiab Khattak

Awami National Party (ANP)

Murder attack on prominent journalist Hamid Mir is an attempt to silence independent voices. Sophisticated planning raises questions. Condemn.

@a_siab

Wasay Jalil

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)

Its shocking news about an attack on @HamidMir Geo & on behalf of QT AltafHussain MQM condemn & demand for an inquiry & praying for his recovery.

@WasayJalil

Huma Yusuf

Columnist, Dawn

Media vs. military — this is not what a democratic transition looks like. @HamidMirGEO #JournoSafety

@humayusuf

Adil Najam

Professor, International Relations

Saddened by attack on @HamidMirGEO following one on @Razarumi. Stay strong, friends. Your voice being attacked because your voice matters.

@AdilNajam

Babar Sattar

Lawyer

Had @Razarumi been anything but a journalist-politician/lawyer/doctor/maulvi-the attack would be breaking/front page news across channels/papers.

@Babar_Sattar

Saima Mohsin

Correspondent, CNN

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it hates those who speak it” GeorgeOrwell #PressFreedom #Pakistan #JournalismUnderAttack

@SaimaMohsin

Mosharraf Zaidi

Columnist

These attacks are meant to shut down dissent. Long may you live & speak @razarumi @HamidMirGEO and all journos putting it all on the line.


@mosharrafzaidi

Nasim Zehra

Anchor, Capital TV

Immediate & credible investigation of the deadly attack on Hamid Mir is a must to address all fears/suspicions.

@NasimZehra

Ejaz Haider

Anchor, Capital TV

The attack on @HamidMirGEO is cowardly & condemnable but equally condemnable is the small-minded pathology of media houses & owners.

@ejazhaider

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