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Legislators support journalists

KARACHI – Legislators, representing the ruling coalition as well as the opposition, extended full support to the journalists who marched on the Sindh Assembly building on Wednesday afternoon in support of their demand for the implementation of the 7th Wage Board award.

The journalists also criticized the ongoing advertisement campaign launched by the newspaper owners. Speaking to journalists and press workers, Senior Minister Syed Sardar Ahmad said the government and the opposition fully supported the campaign of journalists in support of their demands.

The leader of opposition in the Sindh Assembly, Nisar Ahmad Khuhro, said the Sindh Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution in support of the journalists. Syed Shoaib Bokhari of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement said his party had already taken up the issue in the National Assembly as well as the Sindh Assembly.

Earlier, the participants of the rally held a meeting at the Karachi Press Club. It was announced at the meeting that an all-party conference would be organized on June 24 in which people from professional bodies would also take part.
Source: Dawn
Date:6/24/2004