President Musharraf asked to step down -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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President Musharraf asked to step down

HYDERABAD: Former Speaker of Sindh Assembly, Hussain Haroon has asked President Musharraf to step down and hand over all powers to newly elected parliament to enable them sail easily the ship of country out of present crisis.

He was talking to media after addressing the concluding session of 3-day workshop on ‘Role of Media in Democratic Government’, organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation, here on Wednesday.

He said PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has reservations against inclusion of MQM in government and to remove misunderstanding it was must to thoroughly probe the massacre of 12 May, 2007 in Karachi. He asked for formation of judicial commission to probe the incident.

Hussain said as the PPP has inherited lot of crisis from past government, it should first of all publish white paper telling people that these evils were creations of previous government otherwise people would hold PPP.

Earlier, giving away certificates of training to 25 participants, including women, Hussain Haroon said after the revolution of electronic media the print media was losing its importance as people now do not like to wait for 24 hours to know who is doing what at national level.

He said a big newspaper group like Dawn which once had 11 publications is now limited to only one. He said the future time would be for electronic media. He said it was not editorial desk but the reporter, which is main source of sale of newspaper. He said the journalist and political worker should not think that he has done enough as more is to be expected from him.

He lauded role of PPI/PPF for its training programmes and asked reporters to focus on factual situation instead of comments. He suggested that press clubs should play role in training of reporters and conduct refresher or diploma courses for journalists. These courses could prove more effective than mass communication departments of universities. PPI
Source: Daily Times
Date:3/27/2008