The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has demanded an apology from Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz’s (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz and leader Pervaiz Rashid for using abusive language against senior journalists and anchorpersons.

Earlier this week, the audio was leaked in which both of them [Maryam and Rashid] used derogatory language for the Geo News programme “Report Card” analysts.

The union President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said the leaked audio was alarming as it showed the mindset of political leadership against media and independent journalists.


Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors have also condemned the language used and views expressed by Nawaz and Rashid.

A committee comprising experienced editors and directors news has reportedly requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to show leniency and drop the allegations against senior journalist Ansar Abbasi in former Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Judge (CJ) Rana Shamim’s affidavit case.