CPNE urges govt to release senior anchorperson Imran Riaz

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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Kazim Khan has demanded the government to immediately release senior anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan.

The CPNE President Kazim Khan condemned the arrest of senior anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan. He said that the detention of the anchorperson was an illegal and unconstitutional step. The council urged the government to end the trend of lodging fake cases and arrests of journalists.

Khan said, “The government must clarify its position on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) ordinance. It is concerning to include sections of PECA in cases against the journalists. Should we stand against the PECA ordinance once again?” Kazim Khan said that the government should stop exhibiting cowardliness and refrain from banning the freedom of expression. “We condemn martial law-like dictatorial measures against the journalists.” -PR

 

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