Press Freedom

Reporter Sahibzada Afridi
A resolution of Kohat Bar Council passed against session judge Mr. Akhunzada Shahjehan Khan was published in each local newspaper of Kohat district, but the said judge had called only one reporter of a local daily Mr. Sahibzada Khan Afridi and according to him he was abused and forced by the said judge to write apology for committing contempt of court.

Now Kohat Press Club members have also passed a resolution-demanding probe into conduct of Session Judge Mr. Akhunzada Shahjehan Khan from Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court and Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Kohat Press Club members will launch agitation in case no probe is initiated in conduct of the said session judge in one week. Kohat press club members in a meeting presided over by Mr. Kausar Saleem Bangash have condemned the session judge Akhunzada Shahjehan Khan for pressurizing a working newsman and forcing him to write apology for his alleged contempt of court while he was doing his professional duty by reporting a resolution passed by the elected Lawyers of Kohat Bar Council.

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Abdur Raziq
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