February 01, 2019
ISLAMABAD - Asad Malik, a reporter with Dawn, on Friday held the PTI government responsible for making more than 10000 journalists jobless.
In a tweet in Urdu, he criticized the government’s promise of creating 10 million jobs. He added that in only six months nearly 10000 workers in the media industry had lost their jobs.
He also maintained that because of the “government’s anti-media measures” hundreds of workers have witnessed cuts in their incomes.
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The Dawn Media Group, publishers of Dawn newspaper and monthly Herald, announced on Wednesday its decision to impose a 40 percent cut on staff salaries because of falling advertising revenue and an increase in operational costs.
On the other hand, presenter Asma Sherazi lamented that journalists raise voice for everyone, but today there is no one to highlight their plight before “exploiting” media owners.
ØµØØ§ÙÛŒ ÛØ± Ù…Ø¸Ù„ÙˆÙ… Ú©ÛŒ Ø¢ÙˆØ§Ø² ÛÛŒÚº Ù„ÛŒÚ©Ù† Ø§ÙÙ† Ú©Û’ Ù„Ø¦Û’ Ø¢ÙˆØ§Ø² Ø§Ù¹Ú¾Ø§Ù†Û’ ÙˆØ§Ù„Ø§ Ø§ÙˆØ± Ø§Ø³ØªØØµØ§Ù„ÛŒ Ø³ÛŒÙ¹Ú¾ÙˆÚº Ø³Û’ Ù„Ú‘Ù†Û’ ÙˆØ§Ù„Ø§ Ú©ÙˆØ¦ÛŒ Ù†ÛÛŒÚºÛ” ØµØØ§ÙÛŒÙˆÚº Ú©Û’ Ú¯Ú¾Ø±ÙˆÚº Ú©Û’ Ú†ÙˆÙ„ÛÛ’ Ø¨Ù†Ø¯ Ú©Ø±Ù†Û’ ÙˆØ§Ù„ÙˆÚº Ú©Ø§ Ø§ØØªØ³Ø§Ø¨ Ú©ÙˆÙ† Ú©Ø±Û’ Ú¯Ø§ ØŸ— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) February 1, 2019
In her Urdu tweet, she asks, “who will hold accountable the people responsible for extinguishing hearths in journalists’ homes.”
Photo: Twitter (@asadrp)
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