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ISLAMABAD: Journalists continued protest against the media curbs on the 66th consecutive day on Wednesday. The protest started on November 3, when a state of emergency was imposed in the country.

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Secretary General Mazhar Abbas said the PIMRA had no legal value, its formation was unconstitutional and it had not been approved by the Senate. Abbas said the rulers and ‘some hidden hands’ wanted to curb the media in the country. He demanded immediate closure of the PIMRA and suspension of its employees.

He said a local TV channel had been victimised and those that were on air were also under pressure by the PIMRA and its illegal regulations. The PFUJ secretary general criticised the government for targeting journalists, as over 50 cases had been registered against journalists only in Karachi after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader Mushahid Hussain and J Salik, a former minister, also participated in the protest.
Source: Daily Times
Date:1/10/2008