Protest against Geo closure continues on 10th day
PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against closure of the Geo TV channel continued for the 10th consecutive day on Monday. A large number of journalists from print and electronic media, members of the civil society, representatives visited the camp that was arranged by the Khyber Union of Journalists.
The participants of the camp chanted slogans against the discriminatory decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) that suspended the transmission of the most popular TV channel of the country for 15 days.
Arshad Aziz Malik, Mahmood Jan Babar, Sharif Mohmand, Munir Khan Afridi, Imdad Ali Qizalbash, Khalid Kheshgi, Shahzad Anjum, Muhammad Nauman, Shiba Haider, Musawir, Haris Khan, and Peshawar High Court Bar General Secretary Ayaz Khan were among the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, the participants flayed the curbs on the media. They were critical of the government and quarters concerned for their failure to nab those who attacked senior journalists Hamid Mir, Zafar Aheer.
They said the accused, who torched Jang vehicles and thousands of copies of The News and Daily Jang, could not be rounded up yet. They made it clear that their strike would continue for 15 days. They said they would start a countrywide protest campaign on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists if the curbs were not lifted against the group.