May 28, 2016
ISLAMABAD - The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has threatened protests if 14-month salaries of BOL Media Group staff were not paid before the start of Ramazan.
Ali Raza Alvi, the union's president, who met BOL workers at the National Press Club (NPC), said they would be compelled to begin protests if their demand was not met. The meeting was attended by NPC Secretary General Imran Yaqub Dhillon, Finance Secretary Ishaq Chaudhry and Sabook Syed, representing the BOL Action Committee.
The house demanded that the illegal ban on BOL News Television be lifted and staff salaries be paid in accordance with the Islamabad High Court ruling.
The union leaders warned the government of a protest movement if no heed was paid to their demands.
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