Islamabad: Pakistan federal Union of Journalists (D) has expressed its concern over retrenchment, forced resignations, and non-payment of salaries in various TV channels. In a resolution adopted by the Federal Executive Council in a meeting held at Bahawalpur, the PFUJ observed that the owners of private TV channels have blatantly been violating the employment rules and regulations by retrenching journalists without issuing any prior notices, and forcing them to resign. Journalist are asked to leave the office immediately by the HR (human retrenchment department).
Besides, journalists have been working without salaries for last 3-4 months in various TV channels, particularly, in ARY, Aaj, and News One.
The PFUJ has demanded of the government and PEMRA officials to work to bind the TV channels’ owners to abide by the respective rules and regulations.
For more information, contact:
Shamsul Islam Naz
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)
12-Nazimuddin Road, F-6/1
Phone Office +92(0)51 2870220-1
Facsimile +92(0)51 2870223
Cell: +92(0)300 8665523