LAHORE – PTI has demanded that high level security must be ensured whenever a media person is threatened and all incidents of assaults and tragic deaths of the journalists in the line of duty should be thoroughly investigated and the culprits be given exemplary sentences.

Shafqat Mehmood, central secretary information PTI on Saturday made this demand on behalf of the top party leadership keeping in view life threats to the journalists while performing their professional duties.

He said that any case of threat, intimidation, or physical assault to a journalist must receive the highest priority in top echelons of the government for ensuring security to the life of a media person.  PTI spokesman said that unfortunately, the federal government and all the provincial governments have miserably failed to provide security to the journalists so far.  He said that PTI stands shoulder to shoulder with the media community and as an opposition party would continue to raise its voice for freedom of expression.