Accessibility links

Breaking News

Pakistani Journalists Protest Attack On Media Office

Journalists are holding demonstrations across Pakistan to protest an attack on the offices of one of the country's leading media groups.

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists will hold rallies in front of the national parliament in Islamabad and in major cities across the country on December 3.

They are protesting a bomb and gunfire attack by unknown assailants late on December 2 on the offices of the Express Media Group in the southern port city of Karachi.

The group publishes the Urdu-language "Daily Express" and the English-language "Express Tribune" dailies. It also runs a popular television news channel, Express News.

Pakistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, with nearly 50 killed during the past five years.

But armed attacks on major media houses in the country are still rare.

Based on reporting by and BBC Urdu