Performance of TUJ reviewed
KHYBER AGENCY – To review the role of central cabinet of Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) during the last ten months, a meeting of tribal journalists of Landi Kotal chapter was held here in press club.
The meeting was presided over by Landi Kotal press club president, Abuzar Mridi, and was attended by large number of local media persons. It discussed the role and performance of TUJ central cabinet.
Speaking on the occasion Abuzar Afridi praised the role of tribal journalist it had played in the last ten years.
He also highlighted the problems faced by the local journalists.
He said that during the ongoing so-called war on terror the tribal journalists went through great difficulties while reporting from the conflict areas. He urged the local journalists to give first priority to their lives while reporting from the militancy-hit areas.
He expressed confidence in Ibrahim Shinwari as President of TUJ and said that during his tenure TUJ had proved as true representative organisation of tribal journalists and guardian of their interests.
Abuzar Afridi thanked the TUJ central cab met on arranging the first ever general body meeting at Bara Gali which was attended by 170 tribal journalists from FATA.
He also thanked the social and economical support of the Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP) chief executive, Naveed Shinwari and Dean of social sciences at Peshawar University Doctor Shajehan Syed, who extended support and assistance to tribal journalists for their capacity building.
Abuzar Afiidi urged the local reporters to play their due role to bring back the unending peace and development to the area.
A senior tribal journalist, Ashrafuddin Pirzada, demanded of the Government to allot plot to all the tribal journalists as they had been kept deprived of them in the past.
He also demanded of the Pakistan Information Department (PID) to issue the accreditation cards to all the FATS journalists.
Source: The Nation