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Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) president, Shamim-ur-Rehman, welcomed the resumption of Geo, and said that the lifting of the ban reflected the determination of journalists. He, however, hoped that the management of Geo would protect the rights of its employees.
Ashraf Khan, a Pakistani journalist working for a foreign news agency, was of the view that it was a long struggle of journalists which forced the government to lift the ban on Geo. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) also welcomed the resumption on the order of President Pervez Musharraf.
The PFUJ hoped that the resumption of Geo broadcasts was not contingent on a compromise on its editorial independence and objectivity, nor would it affect the professional career of its staff. “We would like to reaffirm our resolve to continue to wage a relentless struggle for the freedom of expression and the press.
Source: The News