Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) opposes formation of press council -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) opposes formation of press council

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ), said that ministry of information and media development was constituting press council to safe guard vested interests and to gage the voice of free press.

In a joint policy statement the PFUJ leadership pointed out that already more than 16 black laws designed to scuttle the voice of dissent were in force and in the presence of these laws the press council could act as military courts for journalists.

They said if the military was really sincere in promoting freedom of press it should enforce the access to information law.

Source: Dawn
Date:2/21/2002