PFUJ plans sit-in near parliament on 30th.

ISLAMABAD -- The PakAistan Federal Union of JouArnalists (PFUJ) has chalAkAAed out a plan to hold natAiAoAnAAwide demonstrations, as well as a sit-in opposite Parliament House in IslaAmabad, in protest against the federal government's anti-media measures.

Afzal Butt, the PFUJ president, and secretary general Arshad Ansari said in a statement on Tuesday the campaign would begin on Jan 26 (tomorrow) in order to press the government into redeeming its promises. Some of these are: an end to a practice by Pemra of sending illegal notices to television channels, doing away with registration of bogus cases and release of arrested journalists.

The PFUJ office-bearers cited the examples of Imad Yusuf, implicated in a 'serious case', and Shahid Aslam, who was arrested recently for not disclosing his source of information. Mr Butt and Arshad Ansari criticised the federal government's media policies, citing recent amendments to the Pemra Act...

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