October 12, 2023
Mr. Haroon-ur-Rashid, Vice-Chairman and Mr. Hassan Raza Pasha, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council have strongly condemned the act of LESCO for lodging false and frivolous FIR against Senior Anchor Person Rana Muhammad Azeem, General Secretary, PFUJ and Police raid at his residence along with LESCO officials being falsely charged on electricity theft and illegal and false outstanding dues of his electricity bill. They said this shameful act aimed to prevent the journalists from freely expressing their views/opinions and to provide true news to the public.
While expressing their grave concerns upon increasing incidents of targeting of journalists in different ways, said Bar bodies ever supported the freedom of expression and independence of media. They have demanded from the Government that the registration of FIR against Rana Muhammad Azeem, Senior Anchor Person is illegal and unlawful and immediately withdraw the said FIR registered against the above named renowned Journalist and also take action against the concerned officials of LESCO for misusing of authority against the Senior Journalist.