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=> ISLAMABAD: The protests of the twin cities journal

ISLAMABAD: The protests of the twin cities journalists against the media curbs continued on the 69th day on Saturday. The journalists staged the protest outside the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club camp office on the call of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ).

Politicians, lawyers, students and civil society members joined the protests to express their solidarity with the journalists. The protesters raised anti-government slogans and vowed to continue their struggle against the laws promulgated by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

Speaking on the occasion, former AJK prime minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry said that free and fair elections were impossible without a free media. He also urged the government to reinstate the deposed superior court judges who had refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).

APDM representative Iftikhar Chaudhary also criticised the government for its measures against the judiciary and stressed the need for unity among the people to rid the country of dictatorship. Lawyers and other segments of the society also criticised the government for imposing curbs on the media.
Source: Daily Times
Date:1/13/2008