NPC flag flies at half-mast to pay tribute to journalists killed in Kabul blast


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The flag at National Press Club (NPC) in Islamabad will fly at half-mast on Tuesday to pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty when yesterday neighboring Afghanistan was rocked by multiple blasts.

As many as nine journalists including AFP Chief Photographer Shah Marai among 25 others were killed in Kabul blast on Monday while BCC Reporter Ahmad Shah was shot dead in a separate attack in Afghanistan’s Eastern Khost Province.

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and NPC strongly condemned the incidents which claimed journalists’ lives in Afghanistan.

They also expressed their deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those journalists who lost their lives in Afghanistan blasts.NPC flag flies at half-mast to pay tribute to journalists killed in Kabul blast

Meanwhile, the flag at the NPC will remain at half-mast and there will be a candle lighting at Martyrs’ Monument.

The RIUJ has invited all journalists/activists from Twin Cities to lit candles at the NPC at 7:00 pm today to remember dozens of journalists who were killed, abducted or disappeared especially the killing of 10 journalists in Kabul yesterday.

Separately, a delegation of RIUJ will participate in public meetings organized by Labour Organizations of Twin Cities in connection with Labour Day.

On May 2, a Conference will be organized under the auspices of PFUJ, NPC and Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), in which representatives from political parties will also participate.

Like a Seminar will be held at NPC in Islamabad on May 3 in connection with World Press Freedom Day while a Seminar with the title “Media, Justice and Role of Law” will be organized on May 9 in which Officials from Unions of Journalists from across the Country will participate.

On May 13, a candle-light vigil will be held in memory of those journalists flogged in military regime whereas black flags will be hoisted against dictatorial decisions.

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