PFUJ expresses concern over shrinking space for freedom of expression through proposed amendments to PECA

February 20, 2022: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed serious concerns over the reported approval of the cabinet for making amendments to the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016 and issuing an ordinance with the draconian amendments. In a joint statement, President of PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi reminded that…

PFUJ condemns murder of journalist in Karachi

February 18, 2022: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the killing of senior journalist Athar Mateen in a daylight firing incident on a busy road in Karachi. PFUJ’s President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi while condemning the cold blooded murder of Athar Mateen demanded immediate arrest of his killers to…

The Sate of Media Freedom in Pakistan

The report explores the structural dynamics of the media landscape and its impact on media freedom in Pakistan. It assesses the role of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks as well as formal and informal mechanisms employed by the state institutions and their impact on the media freedom in Pakistan. The study relies on primary and…

PFUJ condemns arrest of Mohsin Baig

February 16, 2022: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the arrest of Editor Mohsin Baig and harassment of his family members by the Federal Investigation Agency’s officials. In a statement issued on Wednesday, PFUJ’s President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that arrest of an editor in this way is shameful…

PFUJ condemns abduction of journalists in Kabul

February 02, 2022: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the arrest of two independent journalists Waris Hasrat and Aslam Hijab in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, reportedly by some members of Taliban. The reports reaching here Monday suggest that some men identified themselves as members of the Taliban arrested Aslam Hijab,…