Journalist to protest Peshawar Press Club attack on 6th -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Journalist to protest Peshawar Press Club attack on 6th

PESHAWAR, July 4 2006: On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) countrywide protest demonstrations would be taken out on July 6 (Thursday) to condemn the hooliganism and attack on the Peshawar Press Club by the armed workers of ruling PML(Q). To express their sympathies with journalist community against the ugly incident of attacking the Peshawar Press Club by the armed workers of PML(Q) on Thursday last, protest demonstrations would be taken out in the country.

The acting president of KhUJ stated this while presiding a meeting held here on Monday at the PPC. Besides, he said that they were in the contacts to other unions of journalists to make the protest call successful. The KhUJ also passed a resolution condemned the brutal act and said that the responsible elements were apprehended.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the general body of the Peshawar Press Club was held here on Monday deplored PML (Q) workers attack on the PPC and harassment in hard words expressed graved concern over using delaying tactics in providing justice to the journalist community. A large number of the PPC members participated in the meeting passed a resolution condemned the act and behaviours of both the provincial and federal governments as well as police, said that the protest would continue till the arrest of the saboteurs.

The PPC members were apprised of the latest developments after the PML(Q) worker attack on the PPC agreed to stage protest demonstrations in the light of PFUJ decision to observe countrywide protests on July 6 (Thursday). They said protest is their democratic and constitutional right. Using delaying tactics in arrest of the PML(Q) Provincial President Amir Muqam and MPA Nighat Orakzai, they said had exposed the real faces of the rulers. It was also decided that despite legal fight their doors are opened for talks. The participants of the meeting appreciated the members of various Press Clubs for showing their solidarity and thanked people of all walks of life and leadership of various political parties for extending their support to the members of the PPC.

Meanwhile, PPP-P former federal minister Mian Muzaffar Shah visited the PPC and expressed his solidarity with journalists and criticized PML (Q) act harassments.
Source: The Nation
Date:7/4/2006