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Bilawal Pays Visit To Dawn To Express Solidarity, Assures Of PPP Support

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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari visited Dawn offices in Islamabad on Tuesday in the wake of the recent attack on the newspaper to express solidarity with the staff.

On Monday, the office of Dawn in Islamabad had been attacked by a crowd of hundred people, who had blocked the entry and exit of the building.

The crowd had demanded that Dawn should declare the news in which stated the ethnicity of the London Bridge attacker ‘Pakistani’ as false.

According to a report in Dawn, during his visit, Bilawal was with other party leaders Farhatullah Babar, Nayyar Hussain Bukhari and Faisal Karim Kundi. They met Dawn’s Resident Editor Fahd Husain and DawnNews Bureau Chief Iftikhar Sherazi.

The PPP chairman expressed condemnation for the attack on the office of Dawn and stated that it was an attempt to pressurise media.

He added that media organisations were being threatened but they would not allow anyone to reduce media freedom.

Bilawal further said that the media environment was becoming hostile and that the PPP stood with Dawn at this time.

The PPP chairman said that this was a black day in the history of the country and that they would not allow anyone to obstruct media freedom.


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