HAFIZABAD- The journalists of Hafizabad on Tuesday staged a sit-in at Fawara Chowk here in protest against the inordinate delay in the arrest of murderers of Chairman Press Club Yaqoob Shahzad Amar and called upon the Punjab IG Police, RPO and DPO to ensure arrest of the accused without any further delay.

Besides the journalists of the district, office bearers of different social, political, religious and traders organisations also participated in the demonstration. They raised slogans against the inaction of the police to arrest the accused. They raised slogans against the police and declared that if further delay was caused in the arrest of the shooter they would even stage a sit-in in front of Chief Minister House in Lahore.

Late Yaqoob Shahzad was targeted by the unidentified shooter in busiest place near the bus stand here on October 5 but the police have miserably failed to arrest the culprit.

Meanwhile, local leaders of Ittihad Bain-ul-Muslemeen have also condemned the murder and demanded early arrest of the accused.