Local journalists held a protest meeting to condemn the killing of Ayub Khattak in Karak at press club here the other day.

They said that the journalist was murdered for publishing the truth and raising voice of the oppressed people.

“There is a sense of insecurity among journalists and the government should take solid steps for their protection”, they maintained. They demanded the government to arrest the killers and attackers and also provide financial assistance to the family of slain journalist.

The participants condoled the death of their colleague and expressed deep sympathies with members of the deceased family.

They offered fateh and prayed for peace of the departed soul. Prominent among the participants were Electronic Media President Sheikh Sleem, National Press Club President Sajid Qureshi, senior journalist Manzar Sajad and Sher Gondal.