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PUJ pays tribute to journalists who faced hardships during Zia’s rule

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LAHOREThe Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) organized an event to honor journalists who faced hardships such as torture, detention, and jail during the dictatorship of former dictator Zia-ul-Haq.

The Lahore Press Club hosted the event on Monday.

Journalists held placards and banners and lit candles to show solidarity with the journalists who were tortured for criticizing the then-government.

Addressing the crowd, PUJ President Zahid Rafiq Bhatti declared May 13th to be the worst day in history. They said that on May 13, Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship mercilessly suppressed journalists like Nasir Zaidi, Iqbal Jaffri, Masood Allah Khan, and others.

PUJ President Zahid Rafiq Bhatti, General Secretary Hassanain Tirmizi, former president Gohar Butt, Qamar Zaman Bhatti, senior photojournalist Rahat Ali Dar, Ejaz Hussain Lahori, Parvez Altaf, Hassanain Akhlaq, Anees-ur-Rehman Gill, Shahzad Bukhari, Ansar Iqbal, Andleeb Bhatti, Afzal Ayubi, Salahuddin Butt, Tariq Hassan, Khawar Baig, Zulfiqar Ali Mehto,

























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