PFUJ asks govt to revise code of conduct

KARACHI: At a seminar held here on Wednesday, senior journalists, including office-bearers of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) headed by Rana Azeem said that the latest code of conduct for media was unsatisfactory and some of its points amounted to gagging of freedom of expression.

They urged the government to redraft the code of conduct and issue it after consultations with journalists’ organisations.

They also urged the government to hold a debate in parliament on the Nasir Aslam Zahid commission report. Media houses were urged to abide by the moral and social ethics and local traditions and avoid telecasting programmes which may create commotion.