North Waziristan PA bans, threats journalists

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Fata Voice News Agency

MIRANSHAH: After some journalists highlighted the corruption of the political agent and the guinuine issues of tribesmen, the political administration of NW(North Waziristan) has threaten the local tribal journalists of the agency of dire consequences.

Talking Fata Voice news, journalist and former president of tribal union of journalists(TUJ-Fata), Safdar Dawar said that he along with some other journalists were highlighting the issues and miseries of Waziristan people and the corruption of the political agent ‘Kamran Afridi’.

He said that a couple of days before a jirga of tribal elders was held with the administration to discuss the local people issues but instead some puppets of the political agent convinced the administrative officials to ban the entry of journalists to the NW agency and arrest them.

Dawar said the administrative officials were aiming to hide his corruption by giving threats to the journalists and added that the we would continue our report to highlight the issues and corruption of the officials.

He said the political agent want to ban media and freedom of expression in the area that they could continue the illegal collection of money.  

He appealed the international human rights commission and media originations to take serious notice of the issue.

He also demanded the president of Pakistan and the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkwha to transfer the PA of NW ‘Kamran Khan Afridi’ immediately and appoint a honest officer on the post.

 

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