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Dawn Editor-in-Cffief quits

KARACI..Feb.8:The Editor-in-Chief of daily Dawn, Ahmad Ali Khan, has stepped down fiom the post.An announcement to this effect was made by Chief Executive Officer of daily Dawn, Hameed Haroon, here on Friday.

It said: “The management of Dawn announces with regret that with effect from today, Ahmad Ali Khan, has decided to step down from the post of Editor-in-Chief of Dawn The statement said that Ahmad Ali Ehan’s career as a journalist spanned 58 years, making him the senior-most journalist at Dawn.

After serving Dawn in Delli, he worked in Dawn, Karachi, as Senior Assistant.Editor,-from August 1947 to May 1 1949.

He returned to Dawn 13 years later in August 1962 as columnist and leader writer after having completed a distinguished career as Editor of daily Paldstan Times.

In February 1973, he was appointed as Editor of Dawn. Exactly 25 years later m February 1998 he was appointed as Chief Editor of Dawn, from which post he retired in March 2000.

In January last year, he rejoined Dawn and assumed the post of the Editor-in-Chief of the paper. After completing 12 months on this assignment Ahmad Ali Khan decided to step down as a consequence of which the present Editor, Tahir Mirza assumed command at the helm of Dawn.

The statement further said that under Ahmad Ali Khan,s joumalistic stewardship, Dawn witnessed a development of its prestigious traditions and an unprecedented growth in terms of both readership and international reach. His journalism demonstrated the qualities of honesty objectivity and integrity.

Mr. Ahmad Ali Khan’s decision to relinquish charge of his assignment is a source of regret to all of us who have been associated with him at various points of his distinguished career.

We will continue to be inspired by the high standards that he set for the newspaper both professionally and personally. We will sorely miss the presence of Khan Saheb and, hope that we will continue to beijefit from his seasoned professional advice,” the statement concluded

Source: Business Recorder
Date:2/8/2004