PFUJ condemns treason case against Imaan Mazari

Islamabad – Faisal Azfar Alvi: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists PFUJ has strongly condemned the registration of a treason case against prominent human rights lawyer Imaan Mazari.

In a statement issued on Friday PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that first the bologe students who were demonstrated for their rights were baton charged and when Mazari protested against this brutal treatment, she was booked under in a treason case with which is highly condemnable.

The two leaders of the union said that Mazari had always come to the rescue of those people suffering from state repression. “She has not raised her voice for missing persons but also defended the rights of the marginalised sections of society by throwing her support behind them. Registration a treason case against such a great rights defender would create embarrassment for Pakistan at international level.”

PFUJ leaders demanded that the case against her should immediately be dropped and action should be taken against those police officials that were involved in resorting to baton charge against peaceful demonstrators who were merely staging a peaceful protest for their rights.

They warned the government against using sledgehammer tactics to stifle dissenting voices and prevent peaceful protests. The government has no right to snatch the fundamental rights of the people which are enshrined in the constitution of respecting democratic rights of the people.”

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