The Dunya Media Group has reportedly laid off Approx. 150 employees belonging to Dunya News Television, Lahore News HD, and newspaper Roznama Dunya.
The job cuts are perhaps the biggest by any news organization in Pakistan in the last one year.
Many other media houses also laid off staff earlier, reducing wages, and in some cases even shutting down their news outlets and bureaus.
The sackings at Dunya drew condemnation from journalist bodies with calls to reverse the decision and have all the sacked employees back on the job. On a serious note Anchors who are known to be the King’s men never bothered to do a program on these sackings.
In a resolution they demanded the government ban advertisements to media houses that kick out employees.
The journalist union leaders formed a committee to chalk out their course of action.
*This article actually appeared in Journalism Pakistan!