MULTAN: The journalist community led by Multan Union of Journalists President Rauf Maan staged demonstration in front of Multan Press Club in connection with 5th July and observed the black day and condemned action against Pakistan’s premier media group Geo/Jang.
The journalists also criticised discontinuation of Geo News at some cable networks despite Supreme Court of Pakistan orders.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists had made a countrywide appeal to observe the black against the imposition of martial law and destruction of democratic institutions on July 5, 1977, by former president General Ziaul Haq.
The journalists condemned black laws against freedom of press and demanded repeal of such laws. They demanded freedom of Press and media and protection of journalists at all levels.
The South Punjab PPP office-bearers Malik Amir Dogar, Khawaja Rizwan Allam, Khurshid Ahmed Khan, traders representative Khalid Qureshi took part in the demonstration.
Senior journalists and former president Multan Press Club Rana Pervez Hamid, Multan Press Club caretaker Raziuddin Razi, Rao Asad, Sajjad Khokhar, Mazhar Khan and Nadeem shah also took a part in the demonstration.