Journalists under siege

CPPC appeals to all PFUJ factions to get united on one platform

LAHORE: In an emergency meeting Wednesday, Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC) has appealed to all three factions of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to get united on one platform to deal with unprecedented emerging challenges faced by country’s print and electronic media.

According to a press release issued Wednesday, the CPPC meeting called for unity among different factions of PFUJ, one led by Rana Azeem, one led by Idrees Bakhtiar and one by Afzal Butt for the cause of journalism and the journalist community at large. The meeting was attended by CPPC central convener and Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari, National Press Club President Farooq Faisal Khan, Karachi Press Club President Imtiaz Khan Faran, Skardu Press Club President Nisar Abbas, Quetta Press Club Vice President Muhammad Ajmal, Central Press Club Azad Kashmir Secretary Tahir Ahmed Farooqi and Raja Waseem.

The participants of the meeting stressed the need that all the three groups of PFUJ should have to get united at one platform to fight with all the challenges faced by journalist community and media including conspiracies against independent media, freedom of expression, suspension of channels, hurdles in distribution of newspapers, implementation of wage board award etc.

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The Lahore High Court here on Wednesday taking notice of strangling a girl to death by her two elder brothers and the brother-in-law for marrying a person of her choice directed District & Sessions Judge Sahiwal to look into the matter and submit detailed report within a week. According to details, 21-year-old Allah Mafi, and a Baloch youth, Anser, of her own village ran from their houses and contracted a court marriage in Sahiwal.

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