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LAHORE / KARACHI: Protests by journalists, civil society, media union officials and the Jang Workers’ Union against the arrest of Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman continued on Saturday for 217 consecutive days. He has been detained for the past 239 days under NAB custody over a 34-year-old property swap issue without providing evidence of indictment or making progress in an investigation.

Staging a demonstration outside Jang’s Office, the protesters criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for rejecting his 20-year claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Medina, alleging that he used slogans only to deceive the masses and win elections through media support. Imran Khan, they said, had victimized Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for exposing PTI’s corruption and bad governance. They called the illegal arrests 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 use of the NAB to pervert the media. They demanded the chief judge take suo motu action against this grave injustice which constitutes a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They also demanded the immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman 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 Malik Farooq Awan, Pakistan Times News Editor Zaheer Anjum, senior journalist Awais Qarni, Sher Ali Khalti, Shafiq Ahmad, Ejaz Shah, Munawwar Hussain, Ayesha Akram, Romeo Jalib, Aziz Sheikh, Shahid Aziz, Shamsi Baloch, Muhammad Ali, Akmal Bhatti, Afzal Abbas, Zahid Mehmood, Shahzad Rauf 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 said other media owners would be the next target after Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. He said choking all the media would be easy targets after top-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 rulers and rulers. 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. Malik Farooq Awan said Mir Shakilur-Rahman is a symbol of freedom of expression and this struggle is not only for his release but also for future media freedom. Likewise in Karachi, workers from the Jang-Geo Group continued their month-long protests against Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-Ur-Rahman and the persecution of the group. Speaking at a protest demonstration for Mir Shakil’s release, renowned cleric Maulana Shah Feroz-ud-Din Rehmani said Islamic jurisprudence requires punishment before imprisoning anyone. “It’s a joke that the Chief Editor has been in prison for the past eight months without any charges,” said Rehmani, who heads the Pakistan International Ummah Mission. He called for the immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and called on the government to end its vengeful campaign against Jang Geo Group. He also criticized the National Accountability Bureau for failing to act as a fair institution. He said the daily Jang was the oldest newspaper in Pakistan and had emerged as the largest Urdu publication read in the whole world. He said the government wanted to control the independent media to hide the fact of its incompetence and deceive the public. He said Rahman’s unfair detention was against Islamic law and had to end without further ado. Other speakers, including Pakistan Intellectual Forum Chairman Aslam Khan, Secretary General of the Confederation of All Pakistan Newspapers Shakil Yamin Kanga, secretary general of the News Workers Union Dara Zafar and Secretary-general of the Press Workers Union Javed Rana Yusuf also spoke to protesting workers.

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Protests against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest continued | Instant News



LAHORE / KARACHI: Protests by journalists, civil society, media union officials and the Jang Workers’ Union against the arrest of Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman continued on Saturday for 217 consecutive days. He has been detained for the past 239 days under NAB custody over a 34-year-old property swap issue without providing evidence of indictment or making progress in an investigation.

Staging a demonstration outside Jang’s Office, the protesters criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for rejecting his 20-year claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Medina, alleging that he used slogans only to deceive the masses and win elections through media support. Imran Khan, they said, had victimized Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for exposing PTI’s corruption and bad governance. They called the illegal arrests 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 use of the NAB to pervert the media.

They demanded the chief judge take suo motu action against this grave injustice which constitutes a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They also demanded the immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman 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 Malik Farooq Awan, Pakistan Times News Editor Zaheer Anjum, senior journalist Awais Qarni, Sher Ali Khalti, Shafiq Ahmad, Ejaz Shah, Munawwar Hussain, Ayesha Akram, Romeo Jalib, Aziz Sheikh, Shahid Aziz, Shamsi Baloch, Muhammad Ali, Akmal Bhatti, Afzal Abbas, Zahid Mehmood, Shahzad Rauf 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 said other media owners would be the next target after Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. He said choking all the media would be easy targets after top-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 rulers and rulers.

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. Malik 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.

Likewise in Karachi, workers from the Jang-Geo Group continued their month-long protests against Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-Ur-Rahman and the persecution of the group.

Speaking at a protest demonstration for Mir Shakil’s release, renowned cleric Maulana Shah Feroz-ud-Din Rehmani said Islamic jurisprudence requires punishment before imprisoning anyone. “It’s a joke that the Chief Editor has been in prison for the past eight months without any charges,” said Rehmani, who heads the Pakistan International Ummah Mission. He called for the immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and called on the government to end its vengeful campaign against Jang Geo Group. He also criticized the National Accountability Bureau for failing to act as a fair institution.

He said the daily Jang was the oldest newspaper in Pakistan and had emerged as the largest Urdu publication read in the whole world. He said the government wanted to control the independent media to hide the fact of its incompetence and deceive the public. He said Rahman’s unfair detention was against Islamic law and had to end without further ado.

Other speakers, including Pakistan Intellectual Forum Chairman Aslam Khan, Secretary General of the Confederation of All Pakistan Newspapers Shakil Yamin Kanga, secretary general of the News Workers Union Dara Zafar and Secretary-general of the Press Workers Union Javed Rana Yusuf also spoke to protesting workers.

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Protests for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman continued | Instant News



RAWALPINDI / LAHORE / KARACHI: Journalists and workers from Geo and Jang Group continued countrywide protests on Friday against the illegal, unjustified and prolonged detention of Chief Editor of Geo and Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and said he was raising the flag independent journalism in the face of oppression by the authorities with patience but never submission.

Protests by journalists and workers of Geo and Jang Group along with journalist organizations, civil society and political workers continued for 238 days outside Jang and The News offices in Rawalpindi.

Protesters chanted slogans and held placards for the release of Chief Editor of Geo and Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

The demonstration was delivered by the Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of workers of Geo and Jang Group Islamabad and President and Jang Workers Union Rawalpindi Nasir Chisti, Resident Editor Jang Rawalpindi Hanif Khalid, SG Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists Asif Ali Bhatti, Chief Reporter Jang Rawalpindi Rana Ghulam Qadir , Amjad Abbasi and other social and political workers in addition to Jang and The News workers.

They demanded the release of Chief Editor Geo and the Jang Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Group and vowed to continue their fight until they were released. In Lahore, protests by journalists, members of civil society, officials of the media union and the Jang Group labor union against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest continued on Friday for 216 consecutive days.

Mir Shakil has been detained by NAB for the past 238 days due to a property swap problem that has been going on for 35 years.

Staging a demonstration outside Jang’s office, the protesters criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for stepping back from his 20-year claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Medina.

They demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to address this grave injustice which constitutes a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They demanded Mir Shakilur Rehman’s immediate release and threatened to launch an anti-government movement across the country if he was not released.

In Karachi, social activist Lyari Rab Nawaz said on Friday that people are not getting justice in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s long detention without charge is a vivid reminder of that.

He spoke out to protest the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. He said that the Jang-Geo Group has always supported the oppressed sections of society, regardless of the consequences. He denounced the government’s revenge campaign against the Jang-Geo Group and demanded an immediate withdrawal. He said that the news group was subjected to its independent editorial policy.

He said PM Imran’s policy had made the lives of the poor suffer because they were struggling to meet their needs. He added that his own son was also missing but police took no action to recover him. Other people speaking at the demonstration included Voice of Karachi Sumbal Rani Chairman, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation Shakil Yamin Kanga, Secretary General of the Karachi Journalists Union Fahim Siddiqui, Secretary General of the News Workers Union Dara Zafar and Secretary General of the Javed Press Workers Union Rana Yusuf.

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Protests for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman | Instant News


RAWALPINDI / LAHORE / KARACHI: Journalists and workers from Geo and Jang Group continued countrywide protests on Friday against the illegal, unjustified and prolonged detention of Chief Editor of Geo and Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and said he was raising the flag independent journalism while facing the oppression of the rulers patiently but never submitting.

Protests by journalists and workers of the Geo and Jang groups along with journalist organizations, civil society and political workers continued for 238 days on Friday outside Jang’s and The News offices in Rawalpindi. Protesters chanted slogans and held placards for the release of Chief Editor Geo and Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

The demonstration was delivered by the Chairperson of the Joint Action Committee for Geo workers and Jang Group Islamabad and the President and Workers Union Jang Rawalpindi Nasir Chisti, Resident Editor Jang Rawalpindi Hanif Khalid, Secretary General of the Rawalpindi Journalists Union Islamabad Asif Ali Bhatti, Chief Reporter Jang Rawalpindi Rana Ghulam Qadir, Amjad Abbasi, Munir Shah, Malik Nusrat, Kamal Shah, Naseerul Haq, Azhar Sulatn, Aslam Butt, Athar Naqvi and other social and political workers apart from Jang and The News workers. They demanded the release of Chief Editor Geo and the Jang Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Group and vowed to continue their fight until they were released. Speaking at the protest camp in Rawalpindi, the speakers said that the union of Geo and Jang Group workers with their Editor-in-Chief shows that the workers have full confidence in the Chief Editor of Geo and Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

They said the peaceful demonstration of Geo and Jang Group workers against the illegal and unjustified detention of Geo and Jang Group Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman shows that Geo and Jang Group have always believed in independent journalism.

They say the rulers have failed to suppress the free speech of media freedom in the country.

They said they sincerely hoped the Supreme Court would provide justice.

In Lahore, protests by journalists, members of civil society, officials of the media union and the Jang group’s trade union against the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group and Geo TV, continue. Friday for the 216th consecutive day.

Mir Shakil has been detained by NAB for the past 238 days due to a property swap problem that has been going on for 35 years.

Staging a demonstration outside Jang’s office, protesters criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for rejecting his 20-year claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Madina, alleging that he used slogans only to deceive the masses and win elections. Imran Khan, they said, had victimized Mir Shakilur Rehman for exposing the corruption and bad governance of the PTI regime.

They call 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 use of the NAB for media distortion.

They demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to address this grave injustice which constitutes a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They demanded Mir Shakilur Rehman’s immediate release and threatened to launch an anti-government movement across the country if he was not released.

DI Karachi, social activist Lyari Rab Nawaz on Friday said that people are not getting justice in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s long detention without charge is a vivid reminder of that.

He spoke out to protest the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. He said that the Jang-Geo Group has always supported the oppressed sections of society, regardless of the consequences.

He denounced the government’s revenge campaign against the Jang-Geo Group and demanded an immediate withdrawal. He said that the news group was subjected to its independent editorial policy.

He said PM Imran’s policy had made the lives of the poor suffer because they were struggling to meet their needs. He added that his own son was also missing but police took no action to recover him.

Other people speaking at the demonstration included Voice of Karachi Sumbal Rani Chairman, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation Shakil Yamin Kanga, Secretary General of the Karachi Journalists Union Fahim Siddiqui, Secretary General of the News Workers Union Dara Zafar and Secretary General of the Javed Press Workers Union Rana Yusuf.

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Protests continue for the release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman | Instant News


LAHORE / Rawalpindi / Karachi: Protests by journalists, members of civil society, officials of the Jang Group media union and labor union against the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of the country’s largest media group, Jang / Geo Group, continued on Tuesday for 192 consecutive days.

Mir Shakil has been detained for the past 214 days under NAB supervision on a 35-year-old property swap issue without providing evidence of indictment or making progress on an investigation. Holding a demonstration outside Jang’s office, they criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking a U-turn on his high 20-year claim to turn Pakistan into a country like Medina, alleging that he used the slogan only to woo media support to win elections. . However, Imran Khan has victimized Mir Shakilur Rahman for exposing the corruption and poor governance of the PTI regime, they said, regretting that Mir Shakil has been detained despite not making good progress in the investigation into the 35-year-old property swap corruption allegation. nor have any formal cases 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 fascist PTI regime and condemned the use of the NAB to pervert the media.

They demand that the Chief Justice of Pakistan should pay attention to suo motu against this grave injustice which is a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They demanded Mir Shakilur 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 Malik Farooq Awan, Pakistan Times News Editor, Zaheer Anjum, Kashmiri human rights leader Humayun Mirza, senior journalist Awais Qarni, Sher Ali Khalti, Munawwar Hussain, Ms Ayesha Akram, Shahid Aziz, Muhammad Ali , Akmal Bhatti, Afzal Abbas, Shahzad Rauf, Zahid Mehmood, Masood Ahmad and others.

Zaheer Anjum called the PTI government the worst kind of fascist and authoritarian regime that tends to shut down media voices to prevent corruption and bad governance from being exposed. He warned other media house owners were the next target after Mir Shakilur Rahman became the first victim in the suffocating PTI state media policy. He said strangling the entire media would become easy targets for the PTI government 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 seriously limited, and they will fall easy prey to the ruling elite.

Awais Qarni 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 sacrifices were imposed by dictators such as General Ayub Khan, General Ziaul Haq, General Pervez Musharraf, in the past, and now media workers have fallen victim to Imran Khan. 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 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 have come out and the arrests have led to the collapse of other media houses and the recent closure of high-profile news outlets and the reduction of workers elsewhere. He said the government is not providing help to people from the economic crisis, but is busy curbing media voices at the expense of media owners. He said Jang Group always reports the truth.

Malik Farooq Awan said Mir Shakilur Rahman was a symbol of freedom of expression and this struggle was not only for his release but also for media freedom in the future. Sher Ali Khalti said Mir Shakil’s arrest was not only a conspiracy against Geo and Jang Group but also a first step to silence all voices of independent media.

In Rawalpindi, Geo-Jang Group journalists and workers staged a protest here on Tuesday against the illegal and unjustified arrest of the Chief Editor of the Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Group and declared his arrest the victimization and oppression of the government to control the voice of free and free media. independent.

Prior to staging a peaceful demonstration, journalists and workers of the Geo-Jang Group, together with journalists’ organizations, civil society representatives and political workers, pray for the health of Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and his mother. Country-wide protests against journalists and Geo-Jang Group workers have continued over the past 214 days against the illegal and unjustified arrest of Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

At the protest camp set up outside the Jang and The News offices in Rawalpindi, which has been declared the Way of Freedom, protesters, carrying banners and placards, shouted slogans, demanding the release of Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and in support of media freedom in the country.

Among those present at the protest camp were Secretary General of Pakistan Journalists Union Nasir Zaidi, Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of Geo Workers and Jang Group Islamabad and President of the Rawalpindi Workers Union Nasir Chisti, Resident Editor Jang Rawalpindi Hanif Khalid, Secretary General of Rawalpindi Islamabad Journalists Association and Geo News Islamabad Senior Correspondent Asif Ali Bhatti, Chief Reporter Jang Rawalpindi Rana Ghulam Qadir, Amjad Abbassi, Munir Shah, Nusrat Malik, Kamal Shah, Naseerul Haq, Azhar Sultan, Aslam Butt, Athar Naqvi and social and other political workers, apart from Jang workers and The News.

The protesters are demanding that Pakistan’s Supreme Court give justice to Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and release him. They said the Movement for Justice for Editor-in-Chief would continue until he was released. They said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was illegally arrested in a case of fake and fabricated 34-year business deals and his arrest was only meant to silence votes for free media.

In Karachi, Pakistan People’s Party leader Dr Muhammad Ismail said the Jang-Geo Group was punished for promoting the truth in its publications and broadcasts. He urged the court to declare Jang-Geo Group Chief Editor Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman detention illegal and release him from prison immediately. He said the government had made a 34-year-old case against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in an attempt to pressure him into following his demands.

He said the entire PPP supported the protests of employees of the Jang-Geo Group and if Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was not released, they would join the Jang-Geo Action Committee and take to the streets against the cruel restrictions on independent media. He demanded Pakistan’s Supreme Court to pay attention to the seven-month detention of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a sham case.

Others speaking at the occasion included the secretary general of the Pakistan All Newspaper Employees Confederation Shakil Yamin Kanga, the permanent editor of the Urdu daily Naya Mahaz Ashfaq Warraich, secretary general of the News Workers Union Dara Zafar and APNEC deputy chairman Karachi Rana Yusuf.

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