LANDIKOTAL, 30 November: Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) on Tuesday organised a function in Khyber Agency to pay tributes to the journalists who sacrificed their lives while performing their duties.

Khyber Agency Political Agent Khalid Mehmood was the chief guest at the Shuhada-e-Sahafat Conference, which was organised at the Jirga Hall of Landikital.

Speaking on the occasion, senior journalist Shameem Shahid said 15 journalists have been killed in FATA so far, but no proper investigations were held into their death. He said a number of tribal journalists were also displaced due to law and order issues, but the political administration did not extend any help to them.

Khalid Mehmood said while addressing the function that the tribal journalists also suffered huge losses in the military operations. He appreciated the efforts and role of tribal journalists for peace in the region. He said the administration will provide facilities to media persons to perform their duties in a befitting manner.