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All Pakistan Newspapers Society to set up press centre in Muzaffarabad

MUZAFFARABAD- All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) will set up a Press centre in Muzaffarabad to provide latest information on Kashmir to world media.

On the demand of AJK government and National Kashmir Committee (NKC), the president, APNS Hameed Haroon constituted an APNS committee, naming senior vice president Zia Shahid as its head to furnish report within two weeks for the set up of Press centre in the capital of AJK to provide latest information on Kashmir and Indian aggression on civilian population to world and national media.

Zia Shahid told the local newsmen while addressing a reception in their honour at central press club Muzaffarabad, that an APNS committee has been formed to look into the set up of Press centre through latest communication facilities like satellite communication, fast internet facilities to newsmen through one window so that they can report to international and national media about the Indian aggression and developments on Kashmir issue.

The APNS senior vice president said that the Press centre would be a non-commercial project and would help pass timely information to media in Pakistan and all over the world.

Shahid said the AJK government and the NKC have been consulted for collaboration for the set up of the centre in the capital of AJK. He said the APNS committee would also review the grievances and odds of representatives of national dailies and state newspapers.

Shahid on the occasion announced the pay salaries to honorary correspondents of his own daily “Khabrai”’. He also offered associate membership to two Urdu dailies “Mohasib” and “Siasat” both published from Muzaffarabad.

Shahid also assured that the APNS executive committee would also review the set-up of modern printing press in Muzaffarabad to bring out national dailies from here.

President, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Mujib-ur-Rahman Shami in his address said Pakistan cannot ignore Kashmir nor Kashmiris can afford this as both have religious, cultural, economic and blood relations. He stressed for strengthening of state newspapers and announced to hold a ceremony at Muzaffarabad to pay homage to late editors of state newspapers.

Secretary general, APNS Assad Abid Qazi, president, central press club, Syed Afaq Hussain Shah, secretary general, Tariq Naqash also addressed reception.

The APNS decision to set up a press centre at Muzaffarabad came after Muslim conference chief Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan withdrew the attention during a dinner in the honour of APNS delegation that National dailies do not carry the Kashmir news in their all editions published from Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

Source: Business Recorder
Date:4/28/2002