Cancelling declaration of Newspapers recommended -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Cancelling declaration of Newspapers recommended

KARACHI- The Sindh Information Department has recommended the cancellation of declaration of 177 newspapers including daily Masawat, owned by former prime minister Benszir Bhutto.

According to the Information Department, these newspapers failed to submit the required copies of the publications to the press section as a result the department decided to recommend to the concerned deputy commissioners to cancel the declarations of these publications.

The authorities concerned claimed that these publications were not submitting their copies of publication since last one year. As per law the publisher of the newspaper is bound to submit at least 16 days publications to press section of the Information Department for record purpose.

According to officials, copies of some other old newspapers including Millat, Indus Time, Karachi Express, Ailan and Pakistan Observer are also not being submitted to the press section, ultimately the authorities recommended their cancellation.

Daily Masawat was launched by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’s founder chairman Z.A Bhutto in 1969 from Karachi. Later the party also launched its Lahore edition.

After Bhutto, his widow Nusrat Bhutto took over as the chairperson of board of directors of the paper and then Benazir Bhutto took over. She nominated the PPP leader Taj Haider as administrator of the paper who quit the post in 1994 and Benazir nominated Jawaid Bukhari in his place.

Talking to this correspondent, Taj Haider said neither party nor Benazir Bhutto received any notice from the authorities concerned about violation of law or cancellation of the declaration of Masawat.

He said publication of daily Masawat Karachi was suspended in 1994 due to financial crisis. But, the newspaper is regularly published from Lahore and distributed in Karachi. He further said the last editor of Masawat Karachi was Khalid Aleg.

The Information Department has sent a list of 177 newspapers to DCs of Karachi districts South, East, West and Central for legal action.

The newspapers issued declarations in District South are:

1. Ailan 2. Al-Youm 3. Akhbar-e-Watan 4. Awaz-e-Haq 5. Apna Akhbar 6. Advantage 7. AI Time 8. Akhbar-e-Pakistan 9. Azad Dunia I0. Akhbar 11. Awaz-e-Awam 12. Atwar 13. Allah-o-Akbar 14. Amaarat 15. AL-Waheed 16. Akbar-e-Tauhed 17. Advertisements Guardian 18. Azad Sahafat 19. Awaz-e-Jinnah 20. Awami Ahtijaj 21. Akhbar-e-Aftab 22. Afternoon 23. Aam Rai 24. Alakh (S/U/E) 25. Awami Mahaz 26. Azad-e-Millat 27. Ausaf 28. Buniad 29. Bandagi 30. Bachon Kai Akhlaq 31. Commercial News 32. City News 33. Civilization 34. Chronicle 35. Christian Times 36. Dabasan 37. Dard 38. Daily Special 39. Evening Express 40. Emergency News World 41. Five Star 42. Filmi Akhbar 43 Financial Times 44. Financial Monitor 45. Filmi Sitara 46. Fresh News 47. Financial News Letter 48. FIR 49. Finance Taxation 50. Falak 51. Good Morning Pakistan 52. Hosho Sheedi 53. Haleef 54. Haqiqat 55. Halat 56. Hosla 57. Haqeeq 58. Himmat 59. Hisab 60. Indus Times 61. International News 62. Iqra 63. Islam 64. Janta 65. Johan 66. Jiddojehad Jeejal 68. Jinnah 69. Jawab 70. Mazdoor 71. Mairaj 72. Mutalba 73. Maro 74. Mohasdib 75. Muslim Ummat 76. Masawat 77. Millat 78. Night News 79. Nawa-e-Hurriyet 80. Nawa-e-Haq 81. Nishan 82. Naya Akhbar 83. National Express 84. News Monitor 85. Nida-e-Mashriq 86. Nada-e-Milat 87. Peoples Daily 88. Pak H Tribunal 89. Public Service 90. Qayam-e-Amn 91. Pak Samachar 92. Panah 93. Process 94. Pak Times 96. Pak News 96. Pakistan Observer 97. Pakistan Today 98. Qaum 99. Quaid 100. Quaid-e-Waqt 101. Qaumi 102. Qaumi Pukar 103. Qaumi Ink Shop 104. Qayadat 105. Rajput 106. Razm 107. Roshan-e-Sindh 108. Raaz 109. Surat 110. Sham ke Akhbar 111. Sehar-e-Pakistan 112. Secret 113. Shehri 114.The Pioneer 115.Tulloo 116. Marka.

List of dallies issued declarations in Karachi District West:

1. Al-Dawat 2. Akhbar-e-Nau 3. Chenab Express 4. Leo 5. Nawa-e-Sadaqat 6. Pak Watan.

List of dailies issued declarations in District Central:

1. Al-Fhuam 2. Awaze-Jinnah 3. Ahsas 4. CNN 5. Commerce Times 6. Herb 7. Isteqlal 8. Jambhoor 9. Karachi Express 10. Khyber 11. Khutab 12. Khana-e-Haq 13. Khalaq 14. Khabardar 15. Mandi 16. Muft Akhbar 17. Misal-e-Pakistan 18. Morning Star 19. Nau Roz 20. Paisa Akhbar 21. Parcham (Sindhi) 22. Public Evening 23. Publicity 24. Qandeel-e-Nau 25. Qayam 26. Qasid 27. Qaleem 28. Street News 29. Sikandar 30. Raja Sahib.

List of dailies issued declarations in District East:

1. Bhutto Times 2. Bachon ki Awaz 3. Bunyad Parast 4. Bayan 5. Bahadur 6. City Bulletin 7. Citizen 8. Daily Post 9. Pair Talk 10. Global News 11. Gul 12. Karachi

Mail 13. Karachi Citizen 14. Muhibbe Watan 15. Parado 16. Qaumi Millat 17. Qurbani 18. Qaumi Surat 19. Qaumi Khabrian 20. Qadeem 21. Roznama Times 22. Sar-e-Sham 23. Siasi Bohran 24. Current 25. Mari Times.
Source: The News
Date:5/22/2001