LAHORE: A journalist has stated that his contract with the state-owned broadcaster Pakistan Tv (PTV) was terminated after he requested a hard-hitting query about restrictions on the media to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Lahore Press Membership (LPC) President Azam Chaudhry, who was employed as an analyst by the state media broadcaster, was proven the door the identical day.
In response to Chauhdry, his providers had been acquired by the PTV, however after posing a tough query to the premier, he was sacked however had not been knowledgeable in writing by the employer until now.
The journalist had requested the prime minister — who was addressing a press convention on the Punjab Governor’s Home together with federal ministers Ishaq Dar and Marriyum Aurangzeb on June 30 — when the unannounced restrictions on the media shall be lifted.
Chaudhary, whereas asking, stated that his query is on behalf of your complete journalist neighborhood of the nation as within the current period “We face media bans throughout Pakistan.”
“The present interval is the worst associated to restrictions,” he advised the prime minister and requested when and the way the restrictions on the media will finish.
Chaudhary stated that each one the events, together with PML-N and PPP, declare supporting freedom of expression, however that is removed from actuality.
In response, the prime minister stated that he was not in favour of restrictions and handed the buck to the data minister.
“When you’ve got one thing respectable to say, please communicate up.”
The prime minister stated that he doesn’t wish to look into the previous, however what had occurred is understood to everybody.
Nonetheless, PMShehbaz advised Chaudhary that his respectable considerations needs to be addressed.