KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed its resolve to continue struggling for freedom of press, apart from safeguarding rights of journalists and media workers.
May 13 is observed as day of remembrance, for four journalists, who were sentenced to five public-lashes (each) and imprisonment in 1978, during General Zia ul Haq’s dictatorial regime.
PFUJ has called for a joint strategy to achieve press freedom in the country and defeat the government’s facist approach against media.
In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi have urged the journalist community to unite against forces of oppression, otherwise these objectives will be difficult to achieve.
“We have always fought for our rights; freedom of expression is our constitutional right and the struggle for it will continue till the end,” the statement said.
“Censorship and press advice was never accepted by our leadership in the past and we will continue to follow them in pursuit of our goals,” they added.