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PFUJ condemns abduction, torture of journalist

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Sunday strongly condemned the abduction and torture of a senior journalist Omer Cheema by unknown persons on Saturday in Islamabad.

At an emergency meeting of PFUJ held with its President Shaukat Pervez in the chair demanded of the Chief of Army Staff to intervene into the matter and probe the incident independently. The body termed the action an attempt to stop the working journalists from carrying out their professional duties and conceal the wrongdoings of the government.

Pervez Shauakat said that such steps of the government could not stop the media to highlight the weakness and corruption of the rulers.

He vowed that media would not bow down to the government and would discharge its professional duties at any cost.

He recalled that that media never succumbed to government’s pressure. Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari directed Interior Minister Rehman Malik to immediately probe into the incident and ensure to bring the responsible persons to justice.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:9/6/2010