thenews.com.pk 19 Sep, 2020 06:00 am

Demand made for release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

Demand made for release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman
RAWALPINDI/PESHAWAR/KARACHI: Journalists on Friday continued protest against the arrest of the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and called for his release forthwith.The protesters...

Top Story September 19, 2020 RAWALPINDI/PESHAWAR/KARACHI: Journalists on Friday continued protest against the arrest of the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and called for his release forthwith.The speakers flayed the PTI government for arresting Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman on cooked-up charges on March 12 and keeping him interned for the last 191 days.The speakers requested the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take notice of the case and provide justice to Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who represented the largest media group of the country.In Rawalpindi, journalists and workers of the Geo-Jang Group, while protesting against the illegal and unjustified arrest of Editor-in-Chief of the Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, said that the international human rights groups and journalist organizations were declaring the arrest as illegal and vindictive policy to curb the freedom of media but the rulers were unmoved on these voices.

The journalists and workers of the Geo-Jang Group, along with the Federal Union of Journalists, Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists, representatives of the civil society and political workers, continued their protest against the illegal arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for the last 188 days.In Karachi, speaking to the protest for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman on Friday, traders’ leader said that they will keep supporting the Jang-Geo Group against the draconian curbs being imposed by the federal government on it for promoting fair and independent journalism.

Read full story at thenews.com.pk