April 28, 2017
ISLAMABAD – The Express Tribune has reportedly fired two senior journalists in Islamabad and several of its district correspondents.
Insiders tell JournalismPakistan.com that more layoffs are likely in the days ahead.
The seniors, whose names JP cannot reveal as a matter of policy, remained associated with the newspaper for several years.
The management told at least two other journalists in Peshawar to quit last week, insiders say.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has called for the reinstatement of those sacked. It said it would go to any extent to protect workers’ rights.
In September last year, Tribune laid off around 30 employees. Those terminations came days after Fahd Husain replaced Kamal Siddiqi as editor.
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