PFUJ set to honour 70 years of its struggle for press freedom

ISLAMABAD: Founded in 1950, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) attained the grand age of 70 years on Aug 2 (Sunday) this year. Put differently, the oldest union of its kind in South Asia, possibly all of Asia, will complete on Sunday a full seven decades since the launching of its movement for press freedom in the country.

The present leadership of PFUJ celebrated the occasion in a befitting manner. All the constituent/regional unions and press clubs will organise seminars, conferences, and rallies throughout August to highlight the PFUJ’s heroic struggle for press freedom, said a press release issued by PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi.

According to the press release, the highlight of the festivities will be a book comprising about 40 chapters written among others by veteran journalists who took part in the PFUJ campaigns for press freedom not just during regimes of military dictators but governments of civilian leaders.

Source: The News


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