APNS expresses grief over assassination

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KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed profound grief over the assassination of Salman Taseer, Governor Punjab and publisher of Daily Times and Daily AajKal.
Hameed Haroon, President, Sarmad Ali, Secretary General have stated that the unfortunate murder of Mr. Taseer is an attack on the freedom of expression and reflects the growing trend of intolerance in the society.
They called upon the democratic forces to unitedly check the trend as it is highly dangerous and alarming for the growth of democratic values in the country.
The APNS Office Bearers condoled the family and the fraternity on the demise of Mr. Salman Taseer and prayed that Almighty Allah may rest the departed soul in peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss.