Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019
Published in Category: Karachi

SHC directs APNS not to take any coercive action against plaintiffs/members of society

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court vide it’s order dated 14.05.2019 (Tuesday) directed the All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) not to take any coercive action against the plaintiffs/members of the society on the basis of its resolution passed during its Annual General Meeting on 30.03.2019.

This order was issued by Justice Arshad Hussain Khan during the first hearing for a case filed by Arif Nizami (Pakistan Today), Zia Shahid (Khabrain), Aijaz-ul-Haq (Express), Jabbar Khattak (Awaami Awaz), Rafique Afghan (Ummat), Anwar Sajdi (Intekhab), Rehmad Ali Razi (Taaqat), Tahir Farooqi (Ittehad), Mumtaz Ahmed Sadiq (Azadi Swat), Mohammad Sadiq Baloch (Balochistan Express), to change the clause of the APNS constitution.

The filed case states that a publication group has teamed up with some members of the APNS for the past many years while dominating the body and hurting the interests of its members. Plaintiffs were represented by Tahmasp Rizvi Advocate.