A senior journalist, contracted with the state-run Pakistan Tv (PTV), discovered his contract to be terminated instantly after he requested Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif a ‘robust’ query, The Specific Tribune reported.
Throughout a press convention on the Governor Home in Lahore on the second day of Eidul Azha, Azam Chaudary was deputed by his contracting group, PTV.
In the course of the query and reply session, Chaudhry requested a two-part query on the rising restrictions imposed on the media and the “diminishing house for freedom of speech”.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif responded by expressing his disapproval of curbs imposed on media freedom however in the end referred to Federal Data Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, who spoke about distinguishing between bonafide journalists and political employees posing as journalists, politics and the authority of the state and emphasised that the 2 must be handled individually.
After the press convention ended and the crews packed up their gear to cowl the remainder of this system, Chaudary stated he was discreetly knowledgeable that he was not required to take part and carry out his responsibility as a journalist.
The incident occurred after Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, in a bid to deal with his viral clip of clapping a slap to a journalist within the parking zone of the parliament a couple of weeks earlier, had pointed to his administration’s media-friendly insurance policies.
Chaudary stated that PTV had contracted him in September 2022 and was a part of the crew that launched this system “Bakhaber” on the state-run channel. He’s the incumbent president of the Lahore Press Membership.