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PFUJ condemns arrest of Nawa-e-Waqt workers by FIA

KARACHI: President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) G M Jamali and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem have strongly condemned the arrest of Senior Journalist Khawaja Farrukh Saeed, President of Nawa-e-Waqt CBA Union  Naveed Lateef, Abdul Wajid and Mahboob Naeem by FIA.

They maintained that cases were registered against said staffers and they were arrested by FIA (on behest of Nawa-e-Waqt Group’s Chief Executive Rameeza Majid Nizami) for being vocal against the atrocities currently being committed against journalists.

GM Jamali and Rana Azeem maintained that if forced sacking and rightful demand for salaries were a crime then all of them had been committing that crime in the past and would do the same in the future. They held that high-handedness, such as coercing the government by Rameeza Majid Nizami and with its nod registering of cases by FIA would not be tolerated at any cost.

PFUJ President G M Jamali and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem have instructed all the Union of Journalists (UJs) to launch a campaign on social media against such oppressive measures and stage protests at  UJ levels.

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.