LAHORE: Journalist fraternity staged a protest demonstration outside PEMRA office here on Wednesday, against the closure of ARY News and police torture on media men in Islamabad – ARY News reports.
According to details, media men staged a demonstration outside PEMRA office here and strongly protested against state oppression on journalist fraternity.
On this occasion, President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rana Azeem termed the ban on ARY News as a prohibition of the entire journalist fraternity.
Rana Azeem said that 500 journalists will present themselves for arrest, in protest against ARY News closure. He demanded PEMRA to withdraw its decision and the Information Minister to apologize for taking an action against the freedom of expression.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Shaukat Basra labeled ARY News as the voice of truth in the country. He said that democracy in Pakistan is threatened by no-one, but the authoritarian behavior of Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif.