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Two reporters assaulted by supporters of Sindh province minister

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the way two journalists based in Dokri, in the southern province of Sindh, were attacked by a crowd of supporters of a member of the provincial government on 20 July 2007. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said Zubair Zarar of Sindh TV and Monis Bokhari of the "Express" daily newspaper were targeted by the supporters of Sindh minister Altaf Unar because of their coverage of a news conference given by a cousin of the minister. The mob first accosted Zarar in a Dokri market and then Bokhari at the town's press club. They two journalists were then beaten in a public square. The police showed no interest in investigating the attack properly.

The PFUJ said it was sending a delegation to look into violence against the press in Sindh.

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