From The Past Pages Of Dawn: 1973: Fifty Years Ago: Attack on Mashriq.

The Peshawar office of Mashriq was ransacked on Monday. ... We heartily sympathise with the staff of the paper who were assaulted and insulted. Those who organised and participated in this disgraceful and criminal episode must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. The Provincial Governor has assured ... that adequate steps will be taken ... to protect the offices and the staff of the newspaper. ... It is hoped that a thorough enquiry will be held. ... Those who indulged in this senseless gangsterism must be properly brought to trial.

Newspapers have a duty to perform. In every civilised society it is the responsibility of the Government, and indeed of the...

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