Altaf lauds journalists’ sacrifices for Pakistan
Karachi: Altaf Hussain has said the importance of journalists and media in today’s world cannot be denied, and praised the role of the journalist community in the development of the country.
In his message on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on Saturday, the founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said journalists had played an important role during the Pakistan movement and also contributed a lot to the development of the country.
The nation knew they had rendered supreme sacrifices for the country, he added.
Lauding the sacrifices and the positive role of media persons, Hussain said: “In today’s world we get the news about events and tragedies which happen in different parts of the globe in seconds because of journalists’ efforts.”
“Journalists in Pakistan are performing their duty despite the fact that they don’t have facilities and support like journalists in other parts of the world. Their work is commendable.”
The MQM leader paid great tributes to journalists who were killed in the line of duty. He prayed to Allah for their forgiveness and high places in paradise.
He also praised journalists who did unbiased reporting and presented facts. He said that World Press Freedom Day should be celebrated with a new resolution that all journalists would perform their duty in a responsible way and use their energies for the welfare of Pakistan and Pakistanis.