Karachi, 8 November, 2023 (GNP): In a powerful display of solidarity and grief, journalists and members of civil society gathered outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) today to protest the killing of journalists in Gaza.
Over a hundred protesters, donned in keffiyehs (a black and white patterned scarf), and waving Palestinian flags, marched from KPC to the Sindh Governor House to voice their outrage.
They chanted slogans and stood in unity to draw attention to the plight of journalists who have lost their lives amid the ongoing conflict.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a report today highlighting the distressing situation, stating that eight journalists have been injured, three are missing, and nine have been arrested in Gaza.
A total of more than 40 journalists are among the Palestinian casualties, resulting from Israeli bombardments that have led to the tragic loss of over 10,500 Palestinian lives in the past month, including more than 4,000 children, according to health officials in Gaza.
Prominent journalist Razia Sultana praised the unwavering courage exhibited by Palestinian journalists who continue to report in the face of heavy Israeli bombardment. Sultana referred to them as role models.
In the report, a reporter Tariq Abul Hassan condemned Israel’s actions for their disregard of international laws and emphasized that similar incidents had occurred during the 2006 Lebanon War.
Renowned journalist Chand Nawab expressed his outrage over the ongoing violence and criticized the United States for its support of Israel.
Sultana called for global support in solidarity with the Palestinian cause, urging all concerned citizens to join protests in support of Palestine.
Wajih Sahini pointed out that the history of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians extended beyond the recent events.