PESHAWAR, 01 December: Journalists from the tribal areas rallied here on Tuesday demanding protection for them.

The rally, which was attended by a large number of tribal journalists, marched from Peshawar Press Club to Governor House. Media persons from the settled districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar also participated in the rally.

Speaking on the occasion officer bearers of the journalists’ association said that quite a few of their colleagues were killed while performing duties in the tribal areas while many others were given threats from different sides.

They also demanded financial assistance to the families of their slain colleagues who were killed in the line of duty.

“Working in tribal areas for us has been made impossible as we cannot go there for reporting due to insecurity. We demand from the government to provide us protection. And at the same time, we also appeal to national and international bodies of media persons to raise their voice for our protection,” remarked a tribal journalist while talking to TNN.

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