ISLAMABAD (APP) Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has taken strong exception to the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly and termed it a calculated move to undermine the role of media and to divert public attention from real issues by blaming media for ill ills. The PFUJ decided to observe a countrywide protest day today (Saturday) to condemn the onslaught on the media by the members of the Punjab Assembly with the blessing of the treasury benches, who has miserably failed to deliver the public aspirations. The PFUJ also asked its all the unions of journalists, press clubs, media organisations, journalists bodies to hold rallies, processions and demonstrations for condemning the PA resolution and Government of the Punjab for patronising anti-media campaign and to deprive the people of right to know by such tactics. The PFUJ regretted that a mere technical and academic issue of Educational Qualification and Degrees has been converted into row with media by the treasury benches of the Punjab Assembly. The PFUJ said that it is the duty of the media to highlight the ills in the society and the issue of the fake degrees is in fact being vigorously launched and pursued by the PML-N leadership. The entire controversy has been generated by PML-N MNA and Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee for Education Abid Sher Ali. It is very strange that 56 people were killed and over 100 were wounded in a suicide attack in Mohmand Pashtun tribal region near the Afghan border, on Saturday, but the members of the Punjab Assembly have not bothered to condemn such a barbaric attack on people. We are in a war like situation, created by extremists and terrorists, the entire nation is paying heavy price for it, the national economy is on the brink of disaster, but at such critical juncture the Punjab Assembly opted to condemn the media instead of pondering for such highly important issues, the PFUJ observed.