Editors urge to lift ban on Urdu daily -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Editors urge to lift ban on Urdu daily

ISLAMABAD- The newspaper editors, while condemning the arbitrary ban on the publication of daily Dopehar of Islamabad, have demanded of the Islamabad Administration to lift the ban on the said daily within 48 hours failing which the editors will resort to staging protests in every possible manner.

This was resolved in a meeting of the Islamabad Rawalpindi based editors, who met at the CPNE Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Secretary General of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Zahid Malik.

In a unanimous resolution they expressed their confidence in the press policy of the government, who was committed to the freedom of the press but such anti press actions by some of its adventurous functionaries negate the declared and professed policy of the government.

The editors were of the view that such functionaries were in fact deliberately sabotaging the existing cordial government press relations.

They should be stalled forthwith especially when the country was passing through a critical period of its history and there was greater need to forge unity and solidarity between the press and the government”, it was stressed.

The editors expressed their view that the ban on the publication of the daily Dopehar on the flimsy and ridiculous ground was condemnable but what was more horrible the operation carried out by the police of the Islamabad Capital Territory, harassing of the honorable lady members of the Chief Editor of the Daily Dopehar Khushnood Ali Khan.

Source: Business Recorder
Date:1/5/2002