IMS sets up safety fund for Pakistani journalists -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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IMS sets up safety fund for Pakistani journalists

ISLAMABAD: The global organisation International Media Support (IMS) has set up safety fund for the Pakistani journalists.

This was decided in a meeting between Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and International Media Support, which was also participated by the representative of IMS Mr Rangha. The members reviewed increasing threats and target killing faced by Pakistani journalists. By reviewing the tense situation the IMS immediately decided to provide funds in this regard.

It was on the request of PFUJ that the IMS has established a Media Safety Fund. The purpose of this safety fund is to protect Pakistani journalists from any life threat, target killing and to look after the children of suicide-hit journalists.

The IMS has elected five-member Steering Committee comprising PFUJ and other journalist organisations. President PFUJ Pervez Shaukat has been elected as chairman of this Steering Committee while head of Inter Media Adnan Rehmat will be Secretary. Other members are chief of Aurat Foundation and senior journalist Naeem Mirza, senior journalist and Reporter without Border Iqbal Khattak, President National Press Club Muhammad Afzal Butt and Najamuddin. The Safety Fund will provide funds to those journalists who face life threats, from terrorists, drug mafia, land mafia and agencies and they will be shifted to Islamabad or any other city of Pakistan and his all expenditures will be borne by the Safety Fund till the dangers come to an end for them.
Source: The News
Date:6/9/2011