ISLAMABAD: The newly elected body of the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group), at its first meeting, has decided to continue the protest campaign for the rights of media workers and freedom of press.

The meeting criticised the information ministry for not resolving the issues of the employees of the state-owned news agency and expressed solidarity with the employees.

The office-bearers of the new body of the RIUJ are president Amir Sajjad Syed, general secretary Asif Ali Bhatti, treasure Hanif Khan, vice presidents Kalbe Ali and Myra Imran and joint secretaries Tariq Ali Virk and Mohammad Zia Behrvi.

The RIUJ body decided to develop coordination with all media associations and reorganise the union’s units in every media house to forward the cause of media employees.

It also decided to gather information about the issues faced by employees of various media houses and approach their managements to get these problems solved.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2019

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