Pak journalists attacked in Peshawar

The channel's bureau chief, Hazrat Khan Mohmand, was seriously injured when the attackers hit him with stones and bricks on his head, police said.

The journalists were attacked on the busy Jail Road just after they had visited provincial Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak at Lady Reading Hospital this afternoon.
Babak was injured when militants ambushed his vehicle last night.

Mohmand was taken to Lady Reading Hospital, where doctors said he was stable and out of danger.

The incident was condemned by journalists’ groups across Pakistan.They described it as an attack on the freedom of the press.

The journalists' groups said the media would not be silenced through such cowardly attacks.

Three police station chiefs in Peshawar were recently suspended for attacks on an Urdu daily and for manhandling the team of a private TV channel.

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