Media workers not paid wages on Eid
ISLAMABAD; Nov 16:- The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has regretted that it is very unfortunate that when everyone across the country is observing the Eid ul-Azha with great enthusiasm and zeal, a majority of the media persons are still not paid their salaries for months together and their other legitimate rights are being violated.
Expressing concern over callousness of media owners
If media workers ask for outstanding wages, they are threatened of removal from service.
The PFUJ pointed out that “on this day Muslims sacrifice animals which have been deemed Halaal, or fit for sacrifice. They not only eat the meat themselves but distribute it amongst their neighbors, relatives and the poor and hungry.”
“The charitable instincts of the Muslim community are demonstrated during Eid ul-Azha by the concerted effort to see that no impoverished Muslim is left without sacrificial food during this day. Coming immediately after the Day of Arafat (when Prophet Muhammad pronounced the final seal on the religion of Islam), Eid ul-Azha gives concrete realization to what the Muslim community ethic means in practice.”
This is the height of the agony, the PFUJ added.