August 09, 2017
Published 14 days ago
ISLAMABAD – The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and National Press Club Wednesday condemned the violence and harassment of television crews by Pakistan Muslim League supporters.
The union’s acting President Nasir Hashmi and the press club President Shakeel Anjum (pictured) expressed concern over the incidents.
They said in a statement, journalists had no links to any political party but cover what is assigned to them by their respective organizations.
The leaders urged the political party heads to keep their workers and supporters in check.
Both Hashmi and Anjum warned if any such incident happened again, they would be compelled to take serious action.
Television crews, among them ARY and BOL, covering former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's rally were threatened, harassed and beaten up.
There were also reports of attacks on journalists from 92 News.
Daily Times, February 6, 2017
So I call my relative who is a retired general and I begin to sing ‘eppybirddaytoyoo’ in that falsetto tone we all use to denote unbridled joy and warmth and he says, not you too, please stop right this instance, don’t even think of continuing…
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In 2002, an ordinance was issued by the military government of General Pervez Musharraf to set up the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to “facilitate and regulate” private electronic media.
In May 1946 a group of Muslim League supporters set up Progressive Papers Ltd (PPL) that launched the Pakistan Times and other publications – Imroze and Lail-o-Nahar.