Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) is a trade union federation of journalists in Pakistan. PFUJ is affiliated with the International Federation of Journalists.

PFUJ
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists
Founded2 August 1950
Key people
GM Jamali, (President)
Rana Muhammad Azeem (General Secretary)
AffiliationsInternational Federation of Journalists

History edit

The constitution of the PFUJ was first adopted in Karachi in April 1950 at the Pakistan Working Journalists Convention, in a meeting opened by Muhammad Zafarullah Khan. The last affiliate union adopted the constitution on August 2, thus marking the formal beginning of the union. Muhammad Abdul Shakoor became the first president and Israr Ahmad (journalist) its first secretary general.[1]

In Feb 2014, a merger of PFUJ and All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) was announced to consolidate and strengthen the two journalism organisations.[2]

PFUJ first launched a website in 2015.[3]

When Express Tribune journalist Bilal Farooqi was arrested for alleged hateful and anti-military social media posts in September 2020, PFUJ condemned the arrest together with the International Federation of Journalists.[4]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "About Pfuj". PFUJ. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation merger appreciated AsiaNet-Pakistan website, 26 February 2014, Retrieved 13 April 2021
  3. ^ "Web portal for journalists launched". The Nation (Pakistani newspaper). 7 June 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Pakistan: The Tribune journalist arrested and later released". International Federation of Journalists website. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2021.