Attack on PBC, APP offices attempt to silence media, shatter confidence of state institutions: Amir Muqam.

PESHAWAR -- Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political, Public Affairs and National Heritage, Engr Amir Muqam here on Saturday said that attack on the offices of Radio Pakistan and Associated Press of Pakistan at Peshawar was an attempt to silence the voice of media and shatter the confidence of the state institutions.

He was talking to media persons after visiting the Radio Pakistan Station and Associated Press of Pakistan at Peshawar to express solidarity with its employees and officers following the May 10, 2023 attack.

The violent mob ransacked and put on fire Radio Pakistan's building including an APP Office in its fourth flour besides destroying officials and private vehicles in its promises on May 10, 2023, which caused huge financial losses to both the national organizations.

He said that he came here on the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif to express solidarity with the employees of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation.

He said that Radio Pakistan was a national institution that had played a key role during Pakistan Movement and the attack on its station was a deep-rooted conspiracy to silence the voice of the national broadcaster besides tarnishing the country's image globally and demoralizing the state institutions.

Amir Muqam said that the restoration of the transmission of Radio Pakistan has passed a strong message to the attackers that its voice could not be silenced through such nefarious acts.

The PM's Advisor said attacks on state and security institutions, national installations, law enforcement agencies, police, toll plazas on Swat Motorway, ambulances and government/public vehicles on May 9-10 was no service to the country and exposed the evil mindset of the assailants.

He said that an investigation of the attack on the Radio Pakistan building was underway and strict punishment to the accused would be awarded.

He underscored the need to arrest facilitators as well mastermind behind the attack so that no one could dare to do such deplorable acts in the future.

Amir Muqam who is also the provincial president of PML-N Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that Imran Khan was arrested in a mega corruption case of Rs60 billion by NAB and violent protests after his arrest was illogical as Islamabad High Court declared his arrest legal.

He said that not a single flower was broken after the disqualification of three times elected Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the baseless...

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