CPNE holds seminar on press freedom
KARACHI, May 03 2006: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) organised a seminar here on Wednesday to mark the World Press Freedom Day. According to a CPNE press release, pandemonium prevailed in the seminar when the adviser on information to the Sindh government, Salahuddin Haider, in his speech used ‘inappropriate and irresponsible’ remarks about the chief executive of English daily.
Members of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors, including office-bearers, seated in the audience, protested to the adviser and asked him to withdraw his ‘unbefitting and offensive’ remarks. Mr Haider ignored the reaction of the audience and their demand to withdraw the remarks and walked out of the seminar.