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Journalist attempts self-immolation

Bureau Chief of 24News TV, Sagheer Chaudhry attempted self immolation in front of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (Pemra) Headquarters to stage protest against the banning of transmission.

On Monday, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) had called for a countrywide strike to protest against the alleged highhandedness of Pemra authorities, suspension of the licence of TV Channel 24 and nonpayment of salaries to media workers.

As the protest entered the fourth day, Mr Chaudhry carrying a petrol bottle tried to self immolate however his attempt was foiled by his colleagues.

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