Services of Zamir Niazi hailed -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Services of Zamir Niazi hailed

KARACHI – Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) paid rich tributes to the veteran journalist Zameer Niazi and described him as a crusader for press freedom and encyclopedia on journalism. He was a man, whose contribution in the field of journalism is unmatched.

KUJ President Mazhar Abbas, General-Secretary Fazil Jamili and members of the executive council noted that the greatest contribution of late Niazi was the compilation of Pakistani press history.

His books: Press in Chains, Press under Siege, and the Web of Censorship have worthwhile references about the journalistic history of Pakistan. His fourth book, which dealt with the corruption within, remained incomplete. Besides, he left valuable record, which KUJ believe should be preserved.

KUJ leaders said late Niazi was the only committed journalist who despite his poor health kept collecting the record about the events in the press from journalist struggle for the press freedom to the wage award.

Late Niazi, who also had returned the pride of performance and the cheque as a mark of protest when six newspapers were banned in 1995, always participated in every protest demonstration of the journalists and workers with a revolutionary zeal.

Meanwhile, KUJ and Karachi Press Club (KPC) announced to hold a meeting in remembrance of late Niazi on June 14 (Monday) at the KPC premises at 5pm.

Condolence meeting: A meeting to condole the death of veteran journalist Zamir Niazi, who passed away on June 11, held at the Pakistan Study Centre (PSC), University of Karachi, on June 12.

Acting Director of PSC, Prof Dr Syed Jaffer Ahmed, said late Zamir Niazi, being a truthful and principled person, had always upheld and protected the high standards of journalism.

He said that Niazi had rendered a great national service by documenting the history of Pakistani journalism through penning his renowned books.
Source: The News
Date:6/13/2004