LAHORE: PFUJ President Rana Azeem said any move meant to silence the voice of the media would be resisted.
Speaking at an event organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists at a local hotel here on Sunday, he said as the elected president of the PFUJ, he would set up a four-member committee which would accelerate contacts with journalists throughout the country to get them united against any move against media freedom.
The senior journalist said the entire community held the armed forces and security agencies in great esteem, but, at the same time, demanded that the assailants of Hamid Mir be dealt with according to the law.
He said no curbs against any media groups including Geo, was acceptable to the journalists community of Pakistan. The event was also addressed by Abdul Hameed Chhaapra and Nasir Naqvi. Other senior journalists were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ameerul Azim, rejecting curbs on Geo and said banning a TV channel is tantamount to restricting millions of people’s access to information.
Speaking at an event organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists at a local hotel here on Sunday, he said access to information was the right of every citizen and no one could be deprived of it. He said once all journalists get united, no one could even think of banning any media group.