Female journalist claims JUI-F workers stopped her from covering Azadi March
In a video message, Shiffa Yousafzai, a prominent journalist and anchor, said that when she tried to cover the Azadi March in Islamabad, JUI-F workers told her to go away.
“These people saw me and my colleague, Ovais. They saw that we had cameras and we were here to cover their protest. However, they shouted at me and told me to go away,” she said.
Shiffa said that participants of the march were offended because she was a woman.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman and his JUI-F have taken to the streets in protest against Prime Minister Imran Khan and the federal government. The long march from all parts of the country began on October 27 and will culminate today (Friday) in Islamabad.
The government and the opposition’s Rahbar Committee reached an agreement before the march took place. Both sides agreed that the march would remain peaceful and the H-9 park was agreed by both as the venue for the jalsa.
— Shiffa Z. Yousafzai (@Shiffa_ZY) November 1, 2019
The JUI-F’s Azadi March caravan arrived in the federal capital on Thursday night. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan addressed participants of the march yesterday.