Sacked journalists issue to be raised with concerned authorities: Pervez Rashid

ISLAMABAD, June 28 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervez Rashid on Friday assured the journalists community that the issue of BBC sacked reporters would be raised with the concerned authorities. Speaking on the floor of the House he said “we will discuss the issue withconcerned department and regulatory authority and would also convey them the feelings and sentiments of the journalist community”.The Minister assured that justice will be done with the journalists and no one would be allowed to make injustice with this community.
Pervez Rashid said sacking of nine reporters by BBC-Pakistan without anyreason is totally unjustified.
“The whole journalist community in Pakistan is in sorrow, grief and angerover the action of the BBC-Pakistan management” he added.
The Minister said Pakistan’s laws and the country of broadcasting organization do not allow such a practice.
He was of the view that the journalist community should be given jobsecurity to help them perform their duties without any fear.
Earlier, the journalists staged walkout of the press gallery.

(Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan)