Karachi Union of Journalists urges Police chief to take notice of newsman’s immolation threat
KARACHI- Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) has taken very serious the threat of immolation by a former president of Dharki Press Club (DPC) as a protest against the alleged atrocities of a local influential figure and urged the Inspector General Police to take immediate cognisance of the situation.
The executive council of KUJ in its fortnightly meeting, which held at the Karachi Press Club here under the chairmanship of its President Qamar Ullah Chaudhry in the chair, expressed grave concern over the indifferent attitude of the Dharki police.
Former president of Dharki Press Club Pir Buksh Rajri had alleged that the influential of his area kidnapped his niece and he lodged a report with the police against him. Now, he said, the local police is threatening and pressurising him to withdraw the charges. However, the girl was later recovered.
Pir Buksh Rajri has threatened to immolate in front of Karachi Press Club in protest if justice is not done to him at the earliest.
KUJ, however, assured him of its support. The union said it would pressurise the police and other concerned quarters to take necessary action. The KUJ also decided to write letters to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh and the Chief Justice of Sindh High court to take suo motu action.
The executive council also condemned the management of daily Leader for illegal retrenchment and refusing to pay the total arrears of the retrenched employees. The council urged the management to clear the arrears without any unjustifiable deduction.
The KUJ executive council also condemned the Publisher of Daily Ausaf for violating the verbal agreement with the KUJ President and Senior Vice-President about its former Editor Bilqees Jahan.
The Publisher had assured the KUJ that he would not publish derogatory advertisement about the women editor of his newspaper but he did contrary to his promise besides registering a couple of false cases against her and her husband.
Source: Business Recorder