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The Jang / Geo worker protests continued | Instant News


LAHORE: Protests by journalists, members of civil society, officials of the media union and the Jang Group trade union against the arrest of Jang Group / Geo TV Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman continued for 191 consecutive days on Monday.

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahamn has been under NAB’s watch for the past 213 days over a 35-year-old property swap issue without evidence of indictment or making any progress in the investigation. Staging a demonstration outside Jang’s office, the protesters criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking action to reverse his 20-year high claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Medina. They accuse Imran of using the slogan only to woo media support to win elections and come to power. They said Imran had victimized Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for exposing the corruption and bad governance of the PTI regime. They regretted that although Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman had been detained, there was no progress in the investigation and no official cases had been registered. Participants called it a blatant attack on media freedom and a conspiracy to shut down the country’s largest media group. They shouted slogans against the PTI regime and condemned the illegal NAB anti-Media tactics.

They demand that Pakistan’s presiding judge must take suo motu from this grave injustice which is a direct attack on freedom of expression and the media. They demanded Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s immediate release and threatened to launch an anti-government movement across the country if he was not released.

The protesters included Secretary General of the Workers Union Jang Malik Farooq Awan, Pakistan Times News Editor Zaheer Anjum, PPP leader Agha Abbas Kazmi, senior journalist Awais Qarni, Muhammad Shafiq, Munawwar Hussain, Ms Ayesha Akram, Shahid Aziz, Muhammad Ali, Akmal Bhatti, Afzal Abbas, Shahzad Rauf, Zahid Mehmood, Masood Ahmad and others.

On this occasion, Zaheer Anjum called the PTI government the worst fascist and authoritarian regime that tends to silence media voices to prevent the disclosure of corruption and bad governance. He is worried that other media owners will be the next target after Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has become the first victim of a media policy that has choked the PTI government. He said that strangling the entire media would be an easy target for the PTI government when the top media houses would be badly closed or scaled down. He said media owners must realize that if they don’t empower workers and professional journalists, their own power will be severely limited and they will fall easy prey to the ruling elite.

Awais Qarni said media cannot work for truth without freedom. He noted that dictators such as General Ayub Khan, General Ziaul Haq and General Pervez Musharraf used to carry out such victimization and then media workers were victimized by Imran Khan to curb the media. He said the whole world knew the truth that Imran was elected in a ‘sham’ election and later proved he was not a representative of the masses.

Agha Abbas Kazmi said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s victimization must end and he must be released because his arrest was a symbolic move to seize media freedom. He said the government was busy curbing media voices and victimizing media owners instead of providing help to the public from the economic crisis. He said Jang Group always reports the truth.

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Jang / Geo workers keep their morale high | Instant News


RAWALPINDI / LAHORE / PESHAWAR / KARACHI: Journalists and employees of the Jang / Geo group on Friday said all international journalists, human rights activists and intellectuals declared Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s detention illegal and only intended to control the media in Pakistan.

They say Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is a strong voice for media freedom in the country.

Journalists and workers from Geo and Jang Group along with journalist organizations, representatives from civil society and political workers have continued their nationwide protests against the illegal and unjust arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman over the past seven months.

At the protest camp outside Jang and The News’ offices in Rawalpindi, protesters raised the slogan for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

Responding to the protest camp, Chairman of the Geo workers’ Joint Action Committee and Jang Group Islamabad and Jang Labor Union President Nasir Chisti said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman refused to compromise his principled stance on media freedom and that it gave power to voices fighting for media freedom. in this country.

Senior journalist Abas Alam said the Jang / Geo workers were confident they would get justice from the Supreme Court and that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman would be released soon.

Chief Reporter Jang Rawalpindi Rana Ghulam Qadir said that freedom of media is a constitutional right and there will be no extra.

PML-N leader Imtiaz Taji said workers from political parties stood alongside Geo and Jang Group workers in a justice movement to Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. Group worker Jang Amjad Abbassi said the morale of the Geo and Jang workers was still high and they were determined to continue the Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman liberation movement.

Group worker Jang Munir Shah said national and international journalists and human rights organizations voted for Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s release.

Among them, those who took part in the protest camp in Rawalpindi included Nusrat Malik, Kamal Shah, Naseerul Haq, Azhar Sulatn, Aslam Butt, Athar Naqvi, Khalid Mehmood and other social and political workers. In Lahore, journalists, members of civil society, media union officials and the Jang Workers’ Union continued to protest against the illegal arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who was detained for the past 210 days.

Demonstrating outside Jang’s Office Friday at a protest camp for 188 consecutive days, they criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking a U-turn on his over 20 years high claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Medina, alleging that he used the slogan only. to woo media support for power. They said that Imran had actually made Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman a victim for exposing corruption and bad governance in the PTI regime. They regretted that the chief editor was detained even though there was no progress in investigating the corruption charges related to the property swap issue for the 34 year old. The protesters have called it a blatant attack on media freedom and a conspiracy to shut down the country’s largest media group. They chanted slogans against the fascist government and condemned the anti-media tactics of the NAB.

They demanded the chief judge take suo motu notice against this grave injustice which is a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They demanded Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s immediate release and threatened to launch an anti-government movement across the country if he was not released.

Secretary General of the Jang Works Union Malik Farooq Awan, Pakistan Times News Editor Zaheer Anjum, senior journalists Muhammad Shafiq, Awais Qarni, Abdul Wahab, Ayesha Akram, Munawwar Hussain, Shahid Aziz, Muhammad Ali, Akmal Bhatti, Afzal Abbas, Shahzad Rauf, Zahid Mehmood , Khizar Hayat and Masood Ahmad were prominent among the protesters.

In Peshawar, members of the journalist community on Friday continued protests against the arrest of Jang / Geo Group Editor in Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanding his release.

Peshawar Press Club president Syed Bukhar Shah led the protests outside the offices of Daily Jang, The News and Geo TV.

The protesters carried banners and placards bearing slogans calling for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

Syed Bukhar Shah, Arshad Aziz Malik, Shakeel Farman Ali, Farmanullah Jan, Gohar Ali, Ansar Abbas, Imdad Ali Qazalbash and others spoke at the occasion.

They criticized the government for targeting Jang Media Group and arresting Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

The protesters say the head of the Jang Group has been detained for the past 212 days in the case on fabricated charges.

They criticized the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for allegedly suppressing the opposition and free media.

Speakers alleged that the NAB targeted the opposition, but ignored massive corruption perpetrated by members of the ruling party.

They deplored the lack of anti-corruption watchdog action on wheat flour, sugar, Malam Jabba soil, the Billion Tree Tsunami and the Bus Rapid Transit Project scandal.

The protesters demanded Pakistan’s Supreme Court pay attention to the case and give justice to Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

DI Karachi, speaking at the demonstration for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Secretary General of the Bux Ali Asghar Divine Pir Foundation said that the Jang-Geo Group is the leading media agency in the country and always supports the truth and reports the facts.

Asghar said the government had set a false precedent that would hurt him later. He said that the existence of independent media is related to the prevalence of democracy, but that this so-called elected government is worse than dictatorship.

He added that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s long detention demonstrated its resilience in the face of systematic abuse. He reiterated his support for the employees protesting against the Jang-Geo Group and praised their struggle in the crisis created by the government.

Other people who spoke at the demonstration included secretary general of the Pakistan All Newspaper Employees Confederation Shakil Yamin Kanga, vice president of Sindh Muslim League-Nawaz Iqbal Khaksar, deputy chairman of APNEC Rana Yusuf and secretary general of the News Workers Union Dara Zafar.

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Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Detention: Jang / Geo workers continue to protest | Instant News


LAHORE: Journalists, members of civil society, officials of the media union and the Jang Group trade union on Saturday continued to protest against the arrest of Chief Editor Jang / Geo Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman over the past 204 days over 35 days. -year property exchange issues without providing evidence of expense or making progress in investigations.

Holding demonstrations outside Jang’s office at a protest camp for 182 consecutive days, they criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking a U-turn on his over 20 years high claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Medina, alleging that he used the slogan. . only to seduce media support into power. But, they said, in fact Imran Khan had persecuted Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for exposing the corruption and bad governance of PTI. They regretted that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was detained even though there was no progress in an investigation into the alleged corruption of the 35 year old property swap case or a registered formal case. Participants called it a blatant attack on media freedom and a conspiracy to shut down the country’s largest media group. They shouted slogans against the fascist PTI regime and condemned the illegal and anti-media tactics of the NAB.

They demand that Pakistan’s chief judge take suo motu action against this grave injustice which constitutes a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They demanded Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s immediate release and threatened to launch an anti-government movement across the country if he was not released.

Protesters included Secretary General of the Workers Union Jang Farooq Awan, Pakistan Times News Editor Zaheer Anjum, senior journalist Awais Qarni, Muhammad Shafiq, Sher Ali Khalti, Ayesha Akram, Munawwar Hussain, Shahid Aziz, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Ali, Romeo Jalib, Akmal Bhatti, Afzal Abbas, and others.

Zaheer Anjum called the PTI government the worst kind of fascist and authoritarian regime that tends to choke off media voices to prevent corruption and bad governance from being exposed. He reminded that other media owners were the next target because Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was the first victim in the media policy that was choking the PTI government. He said strangling the entire media would be easy targets for the government and the establishment of PTI when high-ranking media houses would be closed down or badly scaled down. He said media owners must realize that if they do not empower workers and professional journalists, their own power will be severely limited and they will fall easy prey to the ruling and ruling elite.

Muhammad Shafiq said the media cannot work for truth without freedom because it plays a watchdog role for society and the state. He noted that such victimization was imposed by dictators such as General Ayub Khan, General Ziaul Haq, General Pervez Musharraf in the past and now media workers were victims of Imran Khan who was chosen by the government to curb the media.

He said the whole world knows the truth that Imran Khan was elected in a sham election and is now proving that he is not a representative of the masses and democracy.

Sher Ali Khalti said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s victimization must end and he should be released because his arrest was a symbolic move to seize media freedom. The results desired by the rulers are already out and the arrests have led to the collapse of another media house and the closure of high-profile news channels and the reduction of workers elsewhere.

He said the government was instead of providing assistance to people from the economic crisis and was busy curbing media voices at the expense of media owners. He said Jang Group always reports the truth.

Farooq Awan said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was a symbol of freedom of expression and this struggle was not only for his release but also for future media freedom. He said the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was not only a conspiracy against Jang / Geo Group but also a first step to silence all the voices of the independent media.

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Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Detention: Jang / Geo workers continue to protest | Instant News


RAWALPINDI / LAHORE / PESHAWAR / KARACHI: Journalists and workers of Geo and Jang Group holding a demonstration against the illegal and unlawful arrests of the Chief Editor of Jang / Geo Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman said they are proud to work with Mir Shakil -ur-Rahman who stands firm in his stand on the principle of media freedom.

Protests by journalists and workers of Geo and Jang Group across the country along with journalist organizations, civil society and political workers against the illegal arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman have been going on for the past 196 days.

At the protest camp outside Jang and The News’ offices in Rawalpindi, protesters chanted slogans for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

The protesters say they stand with Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in the struggle for the country’s media and for the right to freedom of expression as guaranteed in Pakistan’s Constitution.

Speaking at the protest camp, Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of Geo and Jang Group workers and Jang Rawalpindi Labor Union President Nasir Chisti said the authorities were making efforts to suppress media freedom but workers from the Geo and Jang groups thwarted these efforts.

Resident editor Jang Rawalpindi Hanif Khalid said the journalists ‘and workers’ union Geo and Jang thwarted efforts against Geo and Jang’s group.

Chief Reporter Jang Rawalpindi Rana Ghulam Qadir said rulers must learn from history that the country cannot move forward without media freedom. PML-N leader from Rawalpindi Imtiaz Taji said the opposition had unanimously raised a vote for Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s release.

Jang Rawalpindi worker Amjad Ali Abbasi said all national and international journalists and human rights organizations have spoken up for Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s release. Employee Jang Munir Shah said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is leading the fight for media freedom in the country.

Those who also attended the protest demonstration in Rawalpindi included Khalid Mehmood, Rahat Munir, Azhar Sultan, Kamal Shah, Naseerul Haq, Malik Nusrat, Laeeq Shaukat, Sardar Heera Lal and others.

In Lahore, journalists, civil society members, officials of the media union and the Jang Group trade union on Friday condemned the arrest of Chief Editor Jang / Geo Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman over the past 196 days over a 35-year-old property swap issue without providing evidence of indictment or make any progress in the investigation.

Staging demonstrations outside Jang’s office at the workers’ camp of Geo, Jang and The News for 174 consecutive days, they criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for working exactly against his over 20 years high claim to turn Pakistan into. a state similar to Medina, which he uses only to woo media support into power. But in fact, Imran Khan has victimized Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for exposing the corruption and poor governance of PTI, they said, adding that there has been no progress in investigating the alleged corruption in the 35-year-old property swap case. against him or any formal case is registered. Participants called it a blatant assault on media freedom, chanting slogans against the fascist PTI regime and condemning the illegal and anti-media tactics of the NAB.

They demanded Pakistan’s chief judge take suo motu action against the gross injustice against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, which is a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They demanded Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s immediate release and threatened to launch an anti-government movement across the country if he was not released.

The protest participants included Secretary General of the Workers Union Jang Farooq Awan, Pakistan Times News Editor Zaheer Anjum, Awais Qarni, Shahab Ansari, Muhammad Shafiq, Ayesha Akram, Shagufta Naz, Aziz Sheikh, Munawwar Hussain, Shahid Aziz, Tariq Aziz, Muhammad Naeem. , Muhammad Ali, Akmal Bhatti, Afzal Abbas, Mushtaq, Zahid Mehmood and others.

Zaheer Anjum called the PTI government the worst kind of fascist and authoritarian regime that tends to choke off media voices to prevent corruption and bad governance from being exposed. He warned that other media house owners were the next target because Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was the first victim in the media policy to choke the PTI government. He said strangling the entire media would be easy targets for the government and the establishment of PTI when high-ranking media houses would be closed down or badly scaled down. He said media owners must realize that if they don’t empower workers and professional journalists, their own power will be severely limited, and they will fall easy prey to the ruling and ruling elite. He said the Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman case should be an eye opener for all media owners.

Abdullah Malik said the media cannot work for truth without freedom because the media play a watchdog role for society and the state. He noted that such victimization was imposed by dictators such as General Ayub Khan, General Ziaul Haq, General Pervez Musharraf in the past and now media workers were victims of Imran Khan who was chosen by the government to curb the media. He said the whole world knows the truth that Imran Khan was elected in a sham election and is now proving that he is not a representative of the masses and democracy.

Awais Qarni said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s victimization must end after more than five months of detention, and that he should be released because his arrest was a symbolic move to seize media freedom. The results desired by the rulers are already out and the arrests have led to the collapse of other media houses and the recent closure of high-profile news outlets and a reduction in employment elsewhere.

Farooq Awan said the fake case against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman had to be withdrawn and he had to be released. He warned that if Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was not released, the protests would add problems for the government. He said the government was not providing assistance to people from the economic crisis but was busy curbing media voices and victimizing media owners. He said Jang Group always reports the truth. He said the PTI government used all tactics of pressure to subdue the press and that Jang Group was bearing the brunt of being the largest media house in the country.

Aziz Sheikh said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest was intended to suppress independent media and it was an illegal detention because he always kept his financial affairs clean and the proof is that no government can find a dubious deal with him.

In Bahawalpur, the Bahawalpur Journalists Union and members of the press club on Friday staged a demonstration and staged a demonstration against the arrest of Chief Editor Jang / Geo Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

Protesters chanted slogans against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest and called his arrest illegal. They said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest was an attack on free media.

In Peshawar, members of the journalist community condemned the persecution of Jang / Geo Group Editor in Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman as they continued to protest against his arrest on Friday.

Protesters gathered in the courtyard outside the offices of Daily Jang, The News and Geo TV to protest the detention. Carrying banners and placards, they waved slogans against the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and supported media freedom.

Resident Editors Jang Arshad Aziz Malik, Shakeel Farman Ali, Sabz Ali Shah, Ehtesham Toru, Nasreen Jabeen, Sardar Imdad Ali Qazalbash and others spoke at the occasion. They resented Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest and detention for more than six months. Speakers said the PTI government arrested Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman on fabricated charges on March 12 and he had remained behind bars for the past 198 days.

They said the chairman of the Jang Group had been arrested for silencing the independent media and thus sent a warning to other media not to report independently. The protesters slammed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for targeting opposition parties and free media. They regretted that the KPK did not take any action against members of the ruling party who were suspected of being involved in the practice of defamation. The speakers questioned NAB’s silence over the wheat flour, the sugar crisis, the Jabba Night land, the Billion Tree Tsunami and the Bus Rapid Transit scam. They asked the Pakistan Supreme Court to pay attention to the case and give justice to Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

In Karachi, speaking to protests for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader Qari Usman said Imran Khan’s government must immediately stop its vengeful campaign against independent media as it has caused considerable harm to the country.

Usman said the Jang-Geo Group was promoting the country worldwide but the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf was oppressing the same group to satisfy personal revenge. He said the government is abusing its power and must admit they must reap what they sow.

The Secretary General of the Confederation of All Newspaper Employees of Pakistan, Shakil Yamin Kanga, said the government does not want to hear the truth and those who dare to speak are detained. He demanded the immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and said that otherwise journalists, civil society and labor unions would take to the streets against the government.

Secretary General of the Workers Union Javed Press Rana Yusuf said that Imran Khan had victimized not only Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman but the entire population of the country through his policies. He said that inflation, corruption, power and the economic crisis had made doing business in this country very difficult.

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Chan employees/GEO GROUPS continue to protest against the illegal detention of Shakeel-ur-Rahman world | Instant News


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.

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