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


LAHORE: Journalists, members of civil society, officials of the media union and the Jang Group trade union continue to protest against the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of the country’s largest media group, Jang Group and Geo TV, on Sunday on the 19th day. 211 in a row. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has been detained for the past 233 days under NAB custody for 35 years on property swaps without providing evidence of indictment or making progress in an investigation.

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 Medina, alleging that he used the slogan only to deceive the masses and win elections via the media. support. Imran Khan, they said, had victimized Mir Shakil-ur Rehman for exposing the corruption and poor governance of the PTI regime, lamenting that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was detained despite no progress in either an investigation into the alleged corruption 35 year property swap case or any formal case is registered.

Participants called it a blatant assault 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 it for using the NAB to distort the media.

They demanded the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to take suo motu action against this grave injustice, which is a direct attack on freedom of expression and media freedom. They demanded the immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur Rehman and threatened to launch an anti-government movement across the country if he was not released.

Protesters included Secretary General Jang Malik Farooq Awan trade union, Pakistan Times News Editor, Zaheer Anjum, civil society leader Abdullah Malik, senior journalist Awais Qarni, Shafiq Ahmad, Munawwar Hussain, Ms Ayesha Akram, Romeo Jalib, Aziz Sheikh, Shahid Aziz. , 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 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 Rehman became the first victim in a media policy to choke the PTI government. 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.

Abdullah Malik said the media cannot work for truth without freedom, because the media play the role of watchdog of the state. He said such victimization was imposed by military dictators such as General Ayub Khan, General Ziaul Haq and General Pervez Musharraf in the past, and that now media workers are victims of Imran Khan who the world knows he was selected in a sham election to take. issued a special policy and now proved that he was not a representative of the masses.

Syafiq Ahmad said that the persecution of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman had to end and he had to be released because his arrest was a symbolic move to seize media freedom. The arrests have already led to the collapse of other media houses and the recent closure of major news outlets and newspapers, and a recent reduction of workers elsewhere. He said the government was instead of providing assistance to the public from the economic crisis, but was busy curbing media voices and victimizing media owners. He said Jang Group always reports the truth.

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

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