Evening papers to avoid sensationalism in reporting
ISLAMABAD- A joint resolution was adopted by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Ministry of Information saying the evening newspapers would avoid sensationalism while news reporting and would not publish obscene material.
The resolution was adopted at the joint meeting held with Interior Minister Moinuddii Haider in the chair.
“The evening newspapers will play their role with full national responsibility, avoid sensationalism, and will not publish obscene material. The infringers will be taken to the task accordingly,” said a press release quoting the resolution adopted on the occasion.
The resolution demanded that all the unanimous decisions taken in various meetings held between All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and Ministry of Information from time to time on formulation of ‘Code of Ethics and Press Council besides Press ordinance, be given practical shape as there is a vacuum following non-existence of any such law or code.
Secretary Information and Media Development Syed Anwar Mahmood said that the draft laws would be taken up for their formal adoption by the Federal cabinet shortly.
Accepting the proposals by the participants of the meeting, Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider and Secretary Information agreed to lift ban on daily “Dopehar,” an evening newspaper.
Source: Business Recorder