PFUJ body to examine allegations -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PFUJ body to examine allegations

KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) on Friday constituted a three-member committee to investigate the allegations of corruption against its members and other journalists.

President PFUJ, Pervez Shaukat, exercising his powers under the constitution of parent journalist body, announced the composition of the committee to be headed by its Secretary General Muhammad Amin Yousuf with APNEC Chairman Nasir Naqvi and senior journalist Nasir Zaidi as members.

The committee will submit its report in the next meeting of the Federal Executive Council. A meeting of FEC was also called to discuss the present situation, problems facing working journalists and other related issues.

Most of the anchors blamed for corruption are not the members of the PFUJ, maintains PFUJ. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Dastoor) has expressed its grave concern over the allegations being levelled against some media persons and has demanded a high-level inquiry into the whole affair.

In a joint statement issued in Karachi on Friday, PFUJ (Dastoor) President Idrees Bakhtiar and Secretary General Rifat Qadri, said that their organisation had taken stock of the whole situation. It reviewed the allegations levelled in the past against some journalists and the recent ones involving a business tycoon.

The office-bearers said their organisation on its own will be looking into the matter and if any of its member is found involved in malpractices, his membership would be cancelled and the fact brought to public knowledge.-PR

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