January 27, 2019
PESHAWAR – The Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) and Peshawar Press Club have decided to start a protest campaign to press for the implementation of a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly resolution relating to reinstatement of sacked media workers.
Syed Bukhar Shah, President of Peshawar Press Club, chaired a meeting in this regard on Saturday.
The meeting called for the implementation of a unanimous KP Assembly resolution that linked government payments for advertisements to media houses with the reinstatement of laid-off workers.
The meeting decided to move court if the provincial government did not act quickly.
The house condemned the job cuts at Geo News and demanded immediate payment of dues to all workers.
The participants decided to write to politicians, human rights organizations, and national security institutions, apprising them of the problems that the media workers face.
Until the reinstatement of all workers, journalists would wear black armbands while attending government events.
The union leaders agreed to go to court to have government adverts to Jang, Express and Khyber Media Groups stopped.
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