Monday, February 18, 2008

KUJ denounce PEMRA

Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) in a meeting on sunday evening here at the karachi press club denounced Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority saying it was unconstitutional. Khursheed Tanveer, president and khursheed Abbasi, secretary general of the journalist union and other activists addressed the hurriedly called gathering. It was called after Pemra's decision which bans live coverage of the general elections in pakistan to be held tomorrow monday february 18. Earlier elections were announced on jan 8 but the loot and plundering that followed murder of Benazir Bhutto, the most popular leader in the country, laid to the postponement of the elections. Pakistan's media is going through curbs and barring it from the live coverage would be an addition to it . Besides it will pave way for those who plan for rigging.

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