Rally for release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman taken out

SUKKUR: Journalists and civil society took out a protest rally in Sukkur led by PFUJ’s Vice President Lala Asad Pathan and renowned lawyer of High Court Advocate Qurban Mallano on Sunday. Addressing a protest rally, they said that Imran Khan, even before becoming the prime minister, had personal issues with Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and, after attaining power, had launched his vendetta. They added that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, although aware of the hostile environment, did not succumb to the pressure and continued to work for the media’s freedom and supported journalism. They said that putting Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman under undue and extended custody, after arresting him on a premature stage of the investigation, was tantamount to victimizing him for the voices raised across the country and outside the country in his support. They said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should be renamed as the ‘National Harassment Bureau’. They added that the Jang Group is the largest media group and playing its role for making stable and strong Pakistan.

Newspaper: The News