- PFUJ notes that PTI staff overtly threatened newshounds right through Imran Khan’s staff’ deal with in Lahore.
- Expresses grave considerations over undeniable fact that PTI staff averted Geo Information from overlaying tournament.
- “This perspective could be very disappointing and does now not swimsuit a celebration that says to uphold democratic norms,” leaders say.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Reporters (PFUJ) strongly condemned the harassment of media individuals, bemoaning the perspective of the PTI management that “appears to be turning a blind eye to those fascist techniques”.
In keeping with a commentary issued on Thursday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-Basic Nasir Zaidi stated that the PTI staff overtly threatened newshounds right through Imran Khan’s staff’ deal with in Lahore.
They expressed grave considerations over the truth that the PTI staff didn’t let a Geo Information reporter put his mic at the podium, combating him from overlaying the development.
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“This flies within the face of Imran Khan’s claims that he made a number of instances in regards to the freedom of expression and respecting the journalist fraternity,” they stated, including that such angle quantities to making hatred towards media individuals which will have catastrophic affects on society.
“PFUJ leaders noticed that the PTI staff don’t seem to be most effective combating Geo and different channels from overlaying their occasions however the social media brigade of the PTI has additionally been hurling abuses at feminine newshounds sporting out their personality assassination and hurling allegations at them with none concrete proof,” the commentary learn.
The 2 leaders bemoaned the perspective of the PTI management, which in line with them, “appears to be turning a blind eye to those fascist techniques”.
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“This perspective could be very disappointing and does now not swimsuit a celebration that says to uphold democratic norms,” they maintained.
Additionally, the management of PFUJ additionally condemned the officers who reportedly stressed senior journalist Arshad Shariff. “Such harassment will have to be stopped right away and the federal government will have to take motion towards the ones officers who have been taken with harassing journalist Arshad Shariff,” they stated.
“We additionally urge all political events to apply democratic traditions and admire the rights of electorate and media individuals to criticise them,” they concluded.