Amnesty International expressed deep concern over the arrest of Jang Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman.
Releasing the social media website Twitter, the World Journalist Organization said the arrest of Mir Shakeel al-Rahman seems to be another case of harassing journalists in Pakistan.
Amnesty International is deeply concerned with the arrest of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in what appears to be yet another incident of harassment of journalists in Pakistan. He must be guaranteed a fair trial and access to legal representation.— Amnesty International South Asia (@amnestysasia) March 16, 2020
He also demanded a fair trial and access to all legal representation for the editor-in-chief of the war group.
It should be noted that two days ago the US State Department also expressed concern over the arrest of Mir Shakeel al-Rahman. He said that the independence of journalism and the rule of law are the pillars of democracy.
It may be recalled that on March 12, the National Accountability Agency arrested Jang and Geo Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman in a land-related case.
Spokesman NAB Nawazish Ali was informed that the company arrested Mir Shakeel ur Rehman in Lahore in connection with the purchase of 54 plots.
It was also said that Mir Shakeel ur Rehman appeared on Thursday for the second time to answer the NAB's questions regarding the land, but failed to convince the Bureau of the purchase of the land on which he was arrested.