Karachi, October 18, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors ( CPNE) has taken a serious view over the threats given to Media Houses and Journalists and said that freedom of press will protected at every cost. In a statement issued here today by CPNE President, Jamil Ather, Senior Vice president , Ilyas Shakir and Secretary General Aamer Mahmood expressed their deep concern over the threats given to Media Houses and Journalist community and said that CPNE will continue its struggle towards freedom of the press.
CPNE is of the view that newspapers have never accepted any restriction in any dictators regime and always struggle against Political and religious parties, mafias and presser groups against their attempts to curb freedom of the press and to keep silence its voice.
CPNE said that newspapers and journalists are passing through a difficult time these days because of continuous threats from various presser groups to control the media. CPNE while condemning all such threats and said that It is the right of the people to know the truth and real facts and media will discharge its responsibilities and nobody can not stop us to do the same. In last few years target killing of the journalists is the reflection of the situation that they were martyred for the exposure of real facts in media, but their blood will not be wasted.
CPNE office bearers warned not to pressurize the media because we are all on one platform for the protection of the freedom of press. CPNE demanded with the government that all necessary efforts be made for the safety of Media Houses and working journalists.
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