Freedom of speech is constitutional!

Karachi: Afzal Butt President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, Secretary General in a joint statement have condemned Withdrawal/Suspension of TV interview of PPP Co Chairman Asif Ali Zardari given to Geo News network, while it was on-air on Monday. This is a serious violation of media ethics and sett norms of Broadcast industry, against the article 19 of the constitution, which ensures freedom of speech and right of expression.
Leaders of PFUJ called upon the government to investigate the incident, and take stern action against those who issued the instructions.
Karachi Union of journalists has strongly condemned stopping the broadcast of former president Asif Ali.Zardari interview on the Geo TV.
The former president’s recorded interview was to be broadcast by the Geo TV in its prime time show of Hamid Meer but at the 11th hour some “unknown” factors compelled the TV management to stop its broadcast.

One thought on “Freedom of speech is constitutional!

  • July 2, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    The reality is the media is the only power that makes culprits, accused and criminals powerful. The question what Asif Zardari has to say to the people of Pakistan? What new dimensions he will disclose for the betterment of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan? Does Pakistan have a shortage of decent, sober and wise personalities that could benefit Pakistan and people of Pakistan? Why such personalities are given these opportunities to speak lies and bluff people of Pakistan? It is a wise decision to stop the interview. Hamid Mir is habitual intriguer and leaves no second to create a fuss. The condemnation is unjustified and not to be supported sober journalist and media person in the best interest of Pakistan.


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