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Firdous Awan announces Rs. 1m for the family of late Fayyaz Ali, Capital TV Cameraman

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan expressing deep sorrow over the death of Capital TV’s cameraman Fayyaz Ali has announced a support package of Rs. one million for his family. 

She further announced provision of  job to Fayyaz Ali’s brother in Information Ministry and a home for his family under PM’s Housing Scheme for the needy persons. She also announced to support Fayyaz Ali’s parents under Benazir Income Support Program.

It is pertinent to mention here that cameraman Fayyaz Ali died due to extreme mental pressure because  Capital TV had not paid him salaries for the last ten months.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan stated that the protection of media workers’ due rights was a priority of PTI government. She said the salary-related issues of media workers would be resolved soon in consultation with all the stakeholders.

A relevant piece published earlier: 

PFUJ condemns death of Capital TV cameraman due to non payment of salaries

23rd of January, 2020

KARACHI: G. M. Jamali President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)  and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem have expressed their profound grief upon the tragic demise of Capital TV Cameraman Fayyaz Ali.

According to details cameraman Fayyaz Ali  was suffering from severe stress due to financial crisis as his employers had not paid him salaries for the last ten months. He experienced  cardiac arrest when termination letter was handed over to him and died the next day.

G. M. Jamali and Rana Muhammad Azeem condemned the owners of Capital TV for their anti-worker policies. They said that the management of Capital TV should be held accountable for the tragedy. They demanded the government to initiate legal action against the management. They said that voice would be raised at all the possible forums in order to get justice for Fayyaz Ali.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.