December 17, 2018
ISLAMABAD - Journalists based in Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Monday gathered outside the National Press Club to protest the wholesale layoffs by Jang Media Group.
The protesters chanted slogans against the Jang management and demanded reinstatement of hundreds of dismissed workers.
Leaders of the journalist unions and office-bearers of the press club made speeches and said that a proper strategy would be made to resolve the crisis.
Those who addressed the protesters were Afzal Butt, President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Shakeel Anjum, General-Secretary of National Press Club, veteran unionist Nasir Malik, and press freedom activist Nasir Zaidi.
The Jang management cut hundreds of jobs and also shut down some of its publications including Awam and Daily News.
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