May 06, 2018
ISLAMABAD – The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has expressed concern over plans to shut down ATV that would render over 450 media workers jobless.
Union President Mubarak Zeb Khan and Secretary-General Ali Raza Alvi condemned the move and made it clear they would not let this happen.
According to reports, the Shalimar Recording Company, which falls under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has issued a notice that ATV is shut down within seven days.
“We will not allow this economic murder of journalists,” the union leaders said while calling for the immediate withdrawal of the notice.
RIUJ said if the notice was not withdrawn, it would stage protests and that it also reserves the right for legal action.
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