ISLAMABAD:(APS)April 5,2017- The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) is holding a special function on Thursday at NPC at 3:30 pm to honor the families of Journalists who were made target of killing in the line of their duty. Chairmen Senate Raza Rabbani and Minister of information and Broadcasting Maryam Auranzeb will be the chief guest of the function. This is the first initiative by the PFUJ to help the most distressed families of the Shaheed Journalist.
This humble monetary contribution to the first batch of Shaheed journalists in because of the 15000 Euro donation given by Veteran journalist Hamid Mir.
Mr. Hamid Mir received this 15000 Euro Reward when he was conferred the (Most resilient Journalist Award) by the free press Unlimited, Netherlands.
The cash contribution is no compensation for the lives of the journalists who laid their lives. However, it is a recognition by the PFUJ of their services and also reflects that PFUJ never forget their sacrifices and that it honors it heroes.
The PFUJ is also in the process of setting up a permanent benevolent fund to that in future the families of our deceased colleagues are taken care of financially.