ISLAMABAD:(APS)October 11, 2016- Shakeel Anjum President National Press Club Islamabad and secretary NPC Chaudhry Imran Yaqoob Dhillon said in a joint statement that Government immediately remove name of Cyril Almeida Dawn reporter from ECL.
He said that we condemn the government’s move to enter the allegedly on the exit control list name of english daily Dawn reporter Cyril Almeida and the government demanded that his name be removed from ECL.
He added that freedom of expression is a constitutional right.
Press Council may take any complaint against the journalist instead the government to demonstrate un fairness.
He said that this step is a violation of Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan who gives the right to freedom of expression.
They urged Prime Minister of Pakistan and Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said that Cyril Almeida name be removed immediately from the list exit control and government also follow international standards of press freedom.
This step is condemnable to silence of journalists.