ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and Rawalpindi Islamabad Bureaus Journalists Association (RIBJA) announced to protest in front of the parliament house if their demands would not be fulfilled. The decision was taken in a joint session of RIBJA and RIUJ held in Islamabad on Thursday. In the joint session of both RIUJ and RIBJA, it is decided that next strategy will be announced within next two days after reminding the government all the demands for which government had assured before eid. These demands include the restoration of 25% quota for the regional newspapers, end of centralized media policy, and others. Speaking at the occasion, President RIUJ Aamir Sajjad Syed said that progress is continuously being made on all the acceptable demands of RIBJA. He is fully hopeful that government will immediately announce the approval of all the demands of RIBJA and will fulfill its promises which it made with the representatives of RIBJA before Eid-ul-Fitr. Otherwise, another call for a strict protest will be made in coming days, he added. President RIBJA , Nisar Ahmed said that there is full unity of all the journalists unions regarding the rights of media persons. Protest will be continued till the day all the demands of RIBJA fulfilled. Efforts against regional newspapers will never be succeeded, he further said. Speaking at the occasion, President RIBJA (other group), Sardar Shaukat Mehmood said at the occasion that struggle of RIBJA will be continued till the restoration of 25% allocated quota for the regional Newspapers, end of centralized media policy, resolution of all the issues of media persons caused by the current situation due to the spread of coronavirus, and others, he further said.
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