ISLAMABAD: A Seminar on the topic of “BOL Ko Bolney Do” was organised the Rotherham City of Britain against the uncalled for ban on BOL TV and to express solidarity with the BOL workers in Pakistan, says a message received here from Rotherham the other day.
Lord Mayor of Sheffield Counselor Talib Hussain was the guest of honour while those who participated in the Seminar included journalists, legal fraternity from all over Britain, representatives from the journalist organisations and renowned overseas Pakistanis.
Lord Mayor of Sheffield, in his address on the occasion declared that independence of media is integrated with the country’s development.
Anchorperson and Solicitor Muhammad Nazir declaring the ban on BOL contrary to the development of Pakistan has said that BOL workers and journalists were looking towards the higher courts and the Parliament for justice for the last one year. He said the restrictions on BOL TV are also causing immense loss to the electronic media industry as well as creating negative impacts on the country’s economy and foreign investment.
Pakistan Press Club UK’s Senior Vice-President Arshad Rachyal highlighted the media’s independence and problems of the journalists in detail.
Other speakers who expressed their views at the Seminar included: Pakistan Muslim Senator Sheffield Chairman Muhammad Ali, renowned businessman Abdul Qayyum Khan, BBC Sheffield journalist Muhammad Yasin, Nawa-e-Jang London’s Bureau Chief in Sheffield Mansha Khan, Ilm News Sheffield’s Chief Editor Syed Fayyaz Hussain Shah, Barrister Muhammad Nadeem Liaquat, Solicitor Abdul Sattar, Aslam Bhutta, Nasir Mir, Muhammad Rafique Mughal, Muhammad Munir Mughal, and others.
Expressing complete solidarity with the BOL workers and journalists, they demanded from the Government of Pakistan to give permission to the BOL TV to work with independence. They termed the BOL TV a symbol of progress.
The participants of the Seminar also decided to lodge protest and organise seminars in all big cities of the Britain for the restoration of BOL. They also framed themselves in a group photo expressing solidarity with their slogan “BOL KO Bolney Do”.