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The attack on veteran journalist Absar Alam has been condemned by international & local rights organizations. The govt has pledged to probe the assault & arrest the assailant, despite a trend of attacks on journalists going unpunished.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have condemned the attack on Geo TV in Karachi, when on Sunday a mob ransacked the channel's office over alleged ethnic slurs made by a host in a satire show against the Sindhi community.
50 journalists worldwide attacked and killed during 2020; Pakistan among top 5 worst countries.
A journalist from the Dera Ismail Khan area has been killed inside his own home by unknown people. Pakistan has seen 100 journalists killed in the last 20 years according to CPJ.