February 07, 2019
LAHORE – The rival factions of Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) have agreed to unite and contest the elections from one platform according to the Lahore Press Club voters’ list.
An extraordinary general council meeting of Lahore Press Club arrived at this decision on Thursday.
Arshad Ansari, the club president, chaired the meeting at the Nisar Usmani Auditorium.
The house condemned the economic murder of media workers, hundreds of whom have been laid off, and the pay cuts slapped by the news organizations.
The decision to unite was taken to make the campaign for the reinstatement of sacked workers more effective.
The meeting assured the affected workers that they were not alone in this difficult hour, and the entire media fraternity stood by them.
The particulars of those rendered jobless are being compiled to extend legal and financial help to them.
The meeting also agreed on the following:
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