Demo for Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s release continues

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Senior journalists, civil society leaders, office-bearers of media unions and trade union of Jang Group on Saturday accused the PTI government of undermining the media freedom by detaining Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman under the NAB custody in a politically-motivated case for the last 168 days without finding any proof of their charges or making any progress in investigations.

Staging a demonstration outside Jang offices on Saturday at a protest camp of the workers of Geo, Jang and The News employees for the 146th consecutive day, they lamented that Prime Minister Imran Khan, who came into power, claiming to make Pakistan a Madina-like state, has been victimizing Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for exposing the corruption and bad governance of the PTI government. They said there was neither any progress in investigations into the corruption charges of a 35 years old property exchange case against him nor any formal case was registered. The participants termed it a blatant attack on media freedom, chanted slogans against the fascist PTI government and condemned the illegal and anti-media tactics of the NAB.