ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has condemned the cancellation of ARY News NOC, advising the government to reconsider its decision, ARY News reported on Saturday.
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In a statement, the former Senate Chairman while condemning the cancellation of ARY News NOC said that such a move is a violation of the concept of free and independent media.
Raza Rabbani pointed that the government’s move would have a negative impact on journalists working in the current economic crisis.
Terming the move ‘illegal’, he said that if the rules and regulations were violated, other measures as per law should be adopted. He urged the government to reconsider its decision of cancelling the NOC of ARY News.
A day earlier, in a new move against the journalist fraternity, the Ministry of Interior cancelled the NOC of ARY News without serving any notice.
The coalition government led by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has taken one more step toward the economic murder of the journalist fraternity by cancelling the NOC of ARY News without issuing any show-cause notice.
The cancellation of NOC will be meant by the economic murder of more than 4,000 media workers associated with the news channel.