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7th September 2020  |  PAS/Legis-16/2020/4228

Resolution

To,

The Secretary to Government of Pakistan,

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,

ISLAMABAD

 

The Secretary to Government of Pakistan,

Ministry of Interior,

ISLAMABAD

 

The Chief Secretary to Government of Sindh,

KARACHI


The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Inter-Provincial Coordination Department,

KARACHI

 

The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Information & Archives Department,

KARACHI

 

The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Sevices, General Administration &

Coordination Department,

KARACHI


Subject:        RESOLUTION

I am to state that the Provincial Assembly of Sindh in its sitting held on Monday, the 24th August, 2020 has passed the following Resolution moved by Ms. Sharmila Sahebah Farooqi, MPA:

 

“This House vehemently condemns the online harassment of female journalists by social media accounts affiliated with the ruling party. These accounts are not only threatening hard working, respectable female journalists from doing their work, but have also created a culture of abuse to silence them, which is completely unacceptable.

 

This House demands a transparent and full-fledged investigation by FIA’s Cyber-Crime Wing. A proper legal action must also be initiated against the culprits. These women journalists are in danger because they have been critical of the incumbent Government’s policies. Women journalists are not only being bullied online, they now face threats of sexual and physical violence which puts their personal security at risk.

 

This House also demands that the FIA report must be made public to expose these miscreants. These unfortunate incidents have once again exposed the federal Government’s anti-media and censorship policies. It is a disturbing trend that must end immediately.

 

This House categorically demands that the Government of Pakistan ensures the freedom of expression as guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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(G.M.UMAR FAROOQ)

Secretary

Provincial Assembly of Sindh

NO.PAS/LEGIS-G-16/2020/4228           KARACHI, THE 07th SEPTEMBER, 2020

 

A copy is forwarded for information to the:-

 

1.    Ms. Sharmila Sahebah Farooqi, MPA.

2.    Principal Secretary to the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad.

3.    Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad.

4.    Secretary, Senate of Pakistan, Islamabad.

5.    Secretary, National Assembly of Pakistan, Islamabad.

6.    Principal Secretary to Governor of Sindh, Karachi.

7.    Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Sindh, Karachi.

8.    Secretary (Implementation) Services, General Administration & Coordination Department, Government of Sindh.

9.    Secretary Provincial Assembly of Punjab/ Khyber Pakhtun Khwa/ Balochistan/ Legislative Assembly Azad Jamu & Kashmir/ Gilgit-Baltistan, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, MuzaffarAbad, Gilgit-Baltistan.

10. Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Karachi.

11. Secretary to Government of Sindh, Law Department.

12. Registrar, Sindh High Court, Karachi.

13. Advocate General, Sindh, Karachi.

14. Director, Press Information, Government of Sindh, Karachi.

15. Head of Branches, Provincial Assembly of Sindh (All).

16. Administrator (Automation), Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

17. Deputy Director (Research), Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

18. Staff Officer to Mr. Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

19. Staff Officer to Madam Deputy Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

20. P.S. to Ministers / Advisors/ Special Assistants to Chief Minister, Sindh.

21. P.S. to Leader of Opposition, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

22. Staff Officer to Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

23. P.S. to Senior Special Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

24. P.S. to Special Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

25. P.A. to Additional Secretary (B&A), Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

 

 

 

 

(M.H.M.HASSAN SHAH)

Additional Secretary

Provincial Assembly of Sindh