Political Party Workers Attack TV Channel in Pakistan

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the dismantled makeshift tents of the supporters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party after a protest, in Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 22, 2016./VOA
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the dismantled makeshift tents of the supporters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party after a protest, in Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 22, 2016./VOA

ISLAMABAD —  Workers of a political party in Pakistan attacked the offices of a local TV channel Monday, leaving one person dead and several others injured.

When the violence started, MQM, a regional party that used to control Pakistan’s commercial hub of Karachi, was staging a hunger strike in front of the Karachi Press Club against what it alleged were extra-judicial killings and disappearances of its activists by law enforcement agencies.

MQM’s leader, Altaf Hussain — who lives in self-imposed exile in London — raised anti-Pakistan slogans during his address Monday and encouraged his followers to attack several TV channels that he said did not give due coverage to his party. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: VOA News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.