MIRPURKHAS - At least five people including three journalists sustained injuries when about 50 PPP workers attacked the National Press Club in Jhuddo Town. The attackers also ransacked furniture and signboard of the Press Club and taken away electronic equipments.
While talking to media, senior journalist Ghulam Rasool said that members of the Press Club had exposed 16 bogus appointments and corruption of about Rs80 millions in the defunct TMA Jhuddo through their news stories which infuriated the PPP office-bearers.
Scores of the PPP workers including Nawaz Khoso, Hamad Arain, Rasool Bakhsh Khoso, Atta Leghari, Haider Leghari Rashid Jatt and others attacked the Press Club, injuring five persons including President Press Club Shahid Majeed, reporter Wasim Yousuf, cameraman Lakhano Mugheri and two others. They also took away two fax machines, three cameras and a computer with them after ransacking the office furniture. He further said the PPP activists had already been issuing threats of dire consequences against publishing the news of corruption in TMA Jhuddo and involvement of the PPP office-bearers and workers.
He said that Digri, Naokot and Jhuddo police reached on the spot to examine the situation but no case has been registered and no action taken against the accused so far. He appealed to the Sindh Chief Minister, Governor, and IG Police to take immediate notice of the matter and ensure registration of the case against the accused.
Meanwhile, the Sindh Sahafi Sangat and National Press Club Mirpurkhas office-bearers held a joint meeting and strongly condemned the incident. They also demanded the higher authorities to take immediate notice and order the impartial inquiry, ensure registration of FIR and action against the involved culprits.
Meanwhile, a policeman shot and wounded his wife and sister-in-law with a pistol over a family dispute in Haji Muhammad Amin Panhwar village here.
Constable Ali Khan opened fire on his wife Rahima, 29 and sister-in-law Humaira. As a result, both of them sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Civil Hospital where they were provided first aid, and referred to Hyderabad due to their serious condition. The accused constable managed to escape from the spot.