JournalismPakistan.com February 17, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) held countrywide protests Monday to press for release of three Al-Jazeera English journalists detained by the Egyptian government for more than 50 days now.
President PFUJ Afzal Butt and Secretary General Khurshid Abbasi had asked all affiliated unions and press clubs to organize demonstrations to urge the Egyptian government to free the television journalists unconditionally.
In Islamabad, Afzal Butt and other union leaders addressed the protesters outside the National Press Club.
Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Committee (FEC) of PFUJ will be held in Quetta on February 21-22, says an announcement. Balochistan Union of Journalists will host the meeting at the Quetta Press Club.
All affiliated unions and delegates will attend the sessions to discuss organizational issues of PFUJ, state of security for media persons and undue sackings by media houses.
Pakistan Observer, December 17, 2016
Every so often we hear of some person who has been arrested for touching someone’s child. His defense is always that it was an innocent gesture of affection or that he was struck by a bout of homesickness and thinking of his own children back home and meant no harm.
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The draconian Press and Publications Ordinance, enforced by the military government of Ayub Khan in 1960, was consistently used to close down newspapers and suppress freedom of press. However in 1984, the Federal Shariat Court termed the PPO unIslamic.
In 1948, arrest warrants for Faiz Ahmed Faiz were issued for a news item published in Imroze, Lahore. He was set free honorably (The Press in Chains -Zamir Jafri).