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Journalists to protest lack of security for media houses

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Islamabad – As many as four committees have been set up to make effective contacts with political parties, civil society organisations, trade unions and journalist organisations to ensure all out participation in protest sit-ins of the journalists in front of national and all provincial assemblies on December 8 against non-provision of security to the media […]

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Govt tried to buy journalists but they refused: Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said journalists are not for sale and media workers have played an important role in restoration of democracy and sustainability in the country. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Federation of Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at his residence in Bani Gala, he said the government tried to […]

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Murdered journalist laid to rest

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SUKKUR: Journalist Jeewan Arain, who had been killed the other day, was laid to rest in Khairpur. His funeral was attended by hundreds of protesting journalists while rallies condemning his murder were taken out across the province. The President of Federal Union of Journalists, Afzal Butt, and Secretary of the PFUJ, Khurshid Abbasi, condemned the […]

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PFUJ concerned over channels’ closure in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: Denouncing closure of a channel in Karachi, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Sunday asked Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to seek pardon for this illegal act within 24 hours.If it fails to say sorry, the press clubs and media organisations will organise protest demonstrations against it, PFUJ stated.PFUJ President Muhammad Afzal Butt and its […]

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PFUJ delegation meets Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday condemned the attacks on the Geo News offices and assured that if any of his workers was found involved in this criminal act, he would expel him from the party. “I ask my party workers to show regard for all media workers, including those of Geo News, […]

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Balochistan march threatened if killers of journalists not held

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QUETTA: Journalists will march towards Balochistan if the killers of martyred journalists of Quetta were not traced, threatened President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Afzal Butt while lighting candles in the memory of martyred journalists Irshad mastoid, Abdur Rasool and Muhammad Yunus in front of the Press Club Sunday evening. President Balochistan Union of […]

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Journalists, civil society vow to protect democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists, members of civil society organisations and traders on Wednesday maintained that the greatest threat to democracy always comes from politically sick-minded persons and pledged that they would go to every extent to protect democracy in the country. Addressing a ‘Pro-Democracy Camp’ set up in front of the National Press Club (NPC) by the […]

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PFUJ factions move for unification

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ISLAMABAD: The leaderships of all three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have agreed to unite on one platform. The PFUJ broke up following the imposition of martial law by Gen Zia in 1977 after one group of right wing journalists parted ways with the mainstream and went on to form a […]

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CPPC appeals to all PFUJ factions to get united on one platform

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LAHORE: In an emergency meeting Wednesday, Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC) has appealed to all three factions of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to get united on one platform to deal with unprecedented emerging challenges faced by country’s print and electronic media. According to a press release issued Wednesday, the CPPC meeting called […]

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Journalists pledge to continue protests

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ISLAMABAD: Despite continuous rain in many cities of the country, journalists on Wednesday continued their protest sit-ins in front of press clubs across the country, vowing not to stop their movement unless the government takes steps to eliminate the no-go areas for news channels and rectify the affairs of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]

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Journalists vow to continue struggle to uphold freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and journalists here on Tuesday affirmed their resolve to strive to strengthen democratic institutions and uphold freedom of expression. They were speaking at a seminar on “Youm-e-Azm” organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at the National Press Club to reiterate their resolve and acknowledge the sacrifices of journalists for the […]

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PFUJ hails death to Wali Khan Babar’s killers

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ISLAMABAD: Welcoming the court decision in Wali Khan Babar murder case, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Saturday announced to observe March 4 as the countrywide solidarity day with the family of the late Geo reporter. The statement says PFUJ welcomes the court decision and announces March 4 as the solidarity day with the […]

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‘Journalists to lay siege of assemblies if lives not protected’

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SYED ALI SHAH QUETTA: Journalists have threatened to lay siege of the National Assembly and all provincial assemblies, if political parties failed to put forward legislation protecting the lives and jobs of media men in Pakistan before March 20 this year. The announcement was made by president Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Afzal Butt […]

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Journalist lodges complaint against Kasuri for threats

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ISLAMABAD: A complaint has been lodged with the Secretariat Police Station against Ahmed Raza Kasuri, counsel for Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf, for threatening journalist during a press talk outside the Special Court. Station House Officer (SHO) confirmed that the complaint was lodged by Ali Sher which had been referred to the legal branch for opinion. […]

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