KARACHI: The journalist community holding countrywide protests on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to denounce the ban on ARY News.
A protest demonstration against the ban will also be held at Karachi Press Club on the call of PFUJ and Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) at 3:00 PM on Saturday (today).
It is pertinent to mention that the journalists bodies have announced protests across the country against the ban on the media and curbs on the freedom of expression.
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday suspended the license of ARY News for 15 days without offering a chance to the news channel to clarify its position. A fine of Rs 10 million has also been imposed on the news channel.
The ban on the news channel by the regulatory authority has been widely condemned by the journalists bodies, politicians and people from all walks of the life across the country.