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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and the Karachi Union of Journalists (Dastoor), have expressed grave concern over conviction of a senior journalist Nasarullah Chaudhry for allegedly possessing banned literature.

An anti-terrorist court last week sentenced Chaudhry, who works for local Urdu daily Nae Baat, to five years in prison for possessing some magazines containing banned literature.

In a joint statement, the journalist bodies noted that the government through law enforcing agencies and other tactics, which include, torture, threats and harassment, have been trying to pressure the journalists with impunity.

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