January 31, 2022: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the malicious campaign against eminent columnist and intellectual Dr Kaiser Bengali.
In a statement issued on Monday, the President of the union Shahzada Zulfiqar and the Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said that the current government is employing fascist tactics to silence any voice critical of the government and its policies. “Dr Bengali offered a critique of the government’s economic policies in a very rational and reasonable way.
The eminent intellectual backed up his claims regarding the mismanagement of economy but it is very unfortunate that instead of responding to that criticism in a positive way the government unleashed a torrent of criticism against him with some going to the extent of carrying out his character assassination.”
PFUJ leaders demanded of the government to take actions against Muzammil Aslam, Spokesperson for Finance Ministry, other ministers and PTI workers who are a part of this malicious campaign.
They warned the government against launching such campaigns in the future, vowing to vehemently oppose such mean tactics.
PFUJ leaders said the entire journalist fraternity stood behind the eminent economist who is not only respected in the region but across the world for his remarkable work in the field of economy.