March 05, 2020
ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the closure of Daily Asian newspaper by its management for unknown reasons.
President PFUJ Shehzada Zulfiqar and Secretary Nasir Zaidi said that the seth mafia has rendered around 60 journalists and workers jobless and put their families in a financial crisis.
They urged the government not to issue declarations and TV licences to those who use them for their gains and blackmail the authorities.
The job opportunities for experienced journalist community is shrinking due to such opportunists which is alarming not only for the media industry but also for the current government, which promised 10 million jobs. All that seems to be in doldrums now, the PFUJ leaders said.
Meanwhile, newspaper management has promised to pay one month’s salary to the employees.
The office-bearers of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and National Press Club staged a sit-in at the offices of the newspaper to record their protest.
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A study conducted by JournalismPakistan.com and Communications Research Strategies on the economic situation of slain journalists' families and journalists displaced due to security threats.