WASHINGTON: The United States condemned the recent murder attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi, the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in Pakistan.
A press release issued from US state department said that freedom of the press, including ensuring that journalists can safely carry out their vital mission, is of paramount importance to freedom of expression and to the healthy functioning of any democracy.
While US Ambassador Olson powerfully said just recently, attacks like these should be a wake-up call to all who value democracy in Pakistan.
We wish Hamid Mir a speedy recovery, and urge the Government of Pakistan to bring all those responsible for these attacks on the media to justice.
Pakistan’s famous journalist Hamid Mir survived a gun attack in Karachi on Saturday which left him severely injured.
Hamid Mir is currently under treatment in Karachi’s Agha Khan hospital.