Rawalpindi/Lahore/Peshawar: jobs and Jang group, along with journalists organizations, civil society and political workers held demonstrations against the illegal and unwarranted arrest of editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Saturday and demanded his immediate release.
The protest of the workers of geo and Jang group has continued for the past four months (120 days). On Saturday protesting journalists chanted slogans and raised placards For the release of Shakeel-ur-Rahman, peace and media freedom in the country.
The protesters condemned the illegal and unwarranted arrest of Shakeel-ur-Rahman world. They said that they are one with their editor-in-chief and will continue to fight for media freedom in the country. The demonstration was attended by the Secretary General of PFUJ Nasir Zaidi, chief reporter Jang Rawalpindi Rana Ghulam Qadir, PML-N leader Imtiaz the Rawalpindi Taji, employees of Jang group Amjad Ali Abbasi, Malik Nusrat, Munir Shah, Laeeq Shawkat Kamal Shah and other employees of the Jang and the news.
In Lahore, senior journalists, civil society leaders, heads of media associations and trade unions, Zhang party strongly condemns the illegal detention of Shakeel-ur-Rahman world in a politically motivated case in the last 120 days.
They staged a demonstration at the Jang offices on Saturday in protest announced camp jobs, Jang and the news staff, set up on the call of joint action Committee and Jang employees Union for the release of Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman at the 96th day in a row.
They expressed regret that those who claim to make Pakistan Madina-as a state prisoner of Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman only to the prosecution, although there was no progress in the investigation of 34 years, the property exchange of the charges against him have no formal case was registered.
They demanded of the chief justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of gross injustice Shakeel-ur-Rahman world. They pledged to continue their protests until the release of Shakeel-ur-Rahman world. They warned the government against restricting freedom of the press. They threatened to launch anti-government movement across the country if the chief editor was not immediately released.
Those who participated in the protest camp included Chan works Union General Secretary Farooq Malik, senior journalist and news editor of Pakistan times, the Zahir Anjum, Chan, chief reporter Maqsood butt, Amir Taimur Malik, Awais Yaryk, Sher Ali Khalti, Amjad Farooq kallu, Naseem Qureshi, Riaz Hussain, Sohail Iqbal, Aziz Sheikh, Shahid Aziz, Munawwar Hussain, Muhammad Naeem, M. N., Muhammad Wajid, Wahab Khanzada, Akmal Bhatti, Hafiz Assad, Muhammad Ali, Afzal Abbas and others.
Anjum Zaheer banged PETITE authorities as a fascist and the worst kind of authoritarian regimes. He said that the government was bent on gagging the voice of independent media to prevent corruption and mismanagement from the public.
Maqsood butt said fake and fabricated case against Shakil-ur-Rahman, the world must be reversed and he should be released immediately.
Amjad Farooq kallu said that the arrest of Shakeel Mir was not only a conspiracy against geo and Jang group, but also the first step to disable all voices of independent media.
The participants chanted slogans against the PTI government and denounced the illegal and anti-media tactics that are used by the rulers via government agencies, including the National Bureau of accountability.
In Peshawar, media workers continue to protest against the illegal detention of Chan/editor in chief of the Group of companies geo-Shakeel-ur-Rahman world.
The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans to highlight requirements. They chanted slogans against the government and the National accountability Bureau (NAB). The protesters said the chief editor of the largest media groups in the country, was arrested for the last 122 days without any crime.
They said Shakeel-ur-Rahman Mir has been arrested, even if the investigation 34 years, it never ended. Speakers, including Arshad Aziz Malik, Shakeel Farman Ali, Shah Zaman and others have said, Shakeel-ur-Rahman “the world” has partnered with NAB and all the documents were in the possession of the Bureau, but still, he was deprived of justice.
They said that the government would be the responsibility of corrupt officials and those involved in mega-corruption scandals.