Mediamen urged to maintain sanctity of pen -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Mediamen urged to maintain sanctity of pen

HAFIZABAD: DCO Capt (r) Muhammad Asif has said that Journalism is a sacred profession and urged the mediamen to maintain the sanctity of pen.

While administering oath to the newly-elected office-bearers of Kaleke Mandi Press Club here the other day, he said that mediamen should work for the welfare of people in their respective area and should strive to resolve the problems of the masses. He also stressed the need for honest and responsible journalists to maintain their dignity.

On the occasion, MPA Ch Asadullah Arain assured the Kleke Press Club President that he would ensure allotment of a piece of land for the construction of the Press Club building. Earlier, the newly-elected President Rana Nisar Ahmad in his welcome address appealed to the DCO and MPA to provide piece of land and funds for the construction of the Press Club building.

The DCO administrated oath of office to the following office-bearers: President Rana Nisar Ahmad, General Secretary Zahid Siddique, Senior Vice President Malik Waseem, Vice President Muhammad Azam Gondal, Joint Secretary Mian Mazhar Hussain and Finance Secretary Ashraf Naveed. 48 govt officials charged with corruption: The Anti-Corruption Establishment arrested 48 government officials on the charge of corruption during 2011.

In-charge Anti-Corruption Establishment Inspector Muhammad Ramzan said here on Wednesday. He said that inquires against 119 officials on the charge of corruption were conducted of which 48 were arrested during 2011. He further said Rs1.1 million were also recovered from corrupt elements during the corresponding period. Moreover, 10 officials were arrested during January last for their corrupt practices, he added.

Source: The Nation