KARACHI- HRCP highlighted poor law and order situation in the country in its annual report with special focus on women rights. According to the report, women continued to suffer at the hands of extremists on account of inhumane customs and traditions. Even unborn girls were going to be offered on the altar of hollow and so called notions of society. They had to pay for quarrels of their male relatives and even were married off to settle disputes. It categorically states, working for human rights generally remained in a dangerous proposition. The extremist threat to NGOs, lawyers, government officials and artists, were largely seen as a direct result of the authorities policy of appeasing them. More largely, Medias concern about curbs by the State were diminished somewhat with the emergence of new government, but the state failed to protect media persons against violence and threat from non-State actors. Despite improvement in government and media relations, journalists and other media persons remained at the mercy of the terrorists. Their freedome was snatched away mercilessly on the name of rules and regulations. Amongst the settled areas, Swat was the most affected, besides Bajaur and FATA areas bordering Afghanistan. The report further pinpoints that at least four journalists were kidnapped and two went missing in 2008. Nine journalists were killed and one committed suicide. As many as thirty-four journalists were arrested in different parts of Sindh, in the wake of BB assassination. A couple of journalists had to face unlawful detention and harassment while a few others were beaten by the police. More importantly, working journalists as well as other employees in the print and electronic media had to face job insecurity along with hardships due to non-payment of earned wages by a large number of media management.