World Association of Press Councils approves membership of Press Council of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Executive Council of World Association of Press Councils (WAPC) has approved the membership of Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) in its annual meeting held on September 6, at Moro Goro, Tanzania.
Request for the membership of this prestigious organisation was made by the PCP last year. PCP Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi gave a detailed presentation about the working, mandate and composition of the PCP. Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Justice Markandey Katju proposed the resolution for the membership of PCP, which was endorsed and second by Turkey, Nepal and Kenya.
After detailed discussions and debate, about 15 executive council members unanimously approved membership of the Press Council of Pakistan, said a PCP press release issued on Sunday. Executive Council members have lauded the courageous role played by the Pakistani journalists and media persons, especially who gave their lives in line of their duties.
The WAPC is an association of press, media councils and similar organisations that are dedicated to freedom of expression, an independent media and excellence in journalism.