The Baloch Hal News

QUETTA: Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) and Quetta Press Club staged a protest rally on Saturday, condemning the suicide attack in Quetta Civil Hospital on Thursday morning.

They took out a procession from Quetta Press Club and after marching in various parts of the city held a protest demonstration in front of the Quetta Press Club.

Protestors were carrying placards inscribed with their demands seeking protection for journalists working in Balochistan. They chanted slogans against the provincial administration for its failure to maintain law and order situation.

Journalists, hailing from different parts of the province, participated in the protest.

While addressing the protestors, President of Quetta Press Club Rashid Baig, President of Balochistan Union of Journalists Abdul Khaliq Rind and others criticized the government and said it is the responsibility of government to protect the lives and property of the people.

“Regrettably, not a single minister from the government bothered to pay a visit in hospitals to ask the injured about their health conditions,” the BUJ president complained.

Journalist demanded foolproof security arrangements for the journalists who work in conflict-zones.

The BUJ announced 3 days mourning for those who lost their lives in blast. A larger number of journalists also visited the residence of TV journalist of a private news channel who lost his life in Friday’s suicide blast to offer fathea for the departed soul. They also visited the injured journalists at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the Cantonment area to inquire about the health of the hospitalized journalists who sustained injuries while performing their professional duty on Friday morning when the blast occurred.

The Baloch Hal is the first online English language newspaper of Balochistan