KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has expressed its deep concerns over rising questions on journalists integrity and their being indulged in corruption as uttered by Riaz Malik, the real estate tycoon who is at loggerhead with the judiciary.
PFUJ in a statement called upon Mr Malik to provide the lists with reasonable evidences against those journalists to whom he obliged in monetary terms or otherwise.
PFUJ President Pervaiz Shaukat and Secretary General Amin Yousuf said that the claims of Mr Malik regarding the journalists are highly condemnable if not true. And if it was true what he claimed he should come up with concrete evidences.
They observed that the profession was facing tremendous pressure from state and non-state actors already. The new accusation has pushed it further deep into hot waters.
“The corruption charges are certainly a big challenge for upright and honest journalists,” said. President PFUJ“But we will go to the maximum extent to condemn those who committed moral or financial corruption.”
“We will be obliged if Mr Malik could provide us with the names of the journalists who were involved in the corruption so that we could cast off the black sheep from our ranks,” Amin Yousuf said.