Protest Against Arrest of Journalist -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Protest Against Arrest of Journalist

MIAN CHANNU Jan.1 :Journalist community staged a demo here against the arrest of journalist in a false case at the instigation of a politician.

Ex-chairman local bodies Mian Channu Sheikh Jamil got arrested a noted journalist and general secretary of press club Mian Channu, Raza Hussain Jaffery when he refused to divulge the source of news item, which was published by him in a newspaper.

Sheikh Jamil getting enraged lodged a false case against him under 500,506A, 384, 25D. During 3 days remand he was severely tortured.After protests from political,urnalistic and student organizations he was released after 15 days.

The journalists have demanded strong action against Sheikh jamil and police for taking back of the case.Raza Jaffery has also sent applications against Sheikh Jamil on account of giving him life threats.
Source: The Natin
Date:1/1/2004