Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed Inspector General Islamabad Capital Territory to ensure protection of journalists as it is the responsibility of the state.

PML leader Maryam Aurangzeb, in a statement said that she contacted IG Islamabad Ahsan Younis and conveyed that directions of the prime minister.

She said that the constitution guarantees protection of basic rights of all citizens and freedom of expression.

While expressing solidarity with journalists, she strongly condemned fascist and authoritarian attitudes against some journalists living in Islamabad.

IG Islamabad assured that the orders of the Prime Minister will be strictly implemented. He said that he is personally monitoring the situation.

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