Our Staff Reporter SAMBRIAL - The local journalist community observed Saturday as 'Black Day to condemn the murder of Saleem Shahzad in Islamabad and demanded the government to expose the culprits and bring them to justice forthwith. In this connection, a rally was taken out outside the press club which was ensued by a sit-in. The protesting journalists were holding banners and placards with inscriptions, demanding provision of security to the lives of journalists. Addressing the protesters, Senior Journalists including Naeem Siddiqui, Aslam Janjua, Imran Sharif and Naveed Mughal said that dozens of journalists had been killed mercilessly every year in Pakistan, making it one of the most dangerous places for journalists. The journalists termed the killing of Saleem Shehzad as an attack on the freedom of the press, demanding the arrest of the culprits. They further mentioned that three reporters had been killed since 2010 and the criminals were still on the run as no further investigation of the cases was carried out. Wali Khan Babar of a leading private TV was shot dead on January 13 in Karachi by several gunmen, Misri Khan of Daily Ausaf was shot dead outside Hangu Press Club on September 14, 2010, and Ghulam Rasool Birhamani of a Sindhi daily was killed in Wahi Pandi on May 10, 2010, a day after he was reported missing. According to a research done by the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 15 journalists have been targeted and killed since 2002 and the only case that reached the courts was the murder of The Wall Street Journal Newsman Daniel Pearl.