CPNE hails notification withdrawal -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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CPNE hails notification withdrawal

KARACHI – Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors President Arif Nizami has hailed the decision of taking back the notification regarding registration of newspaper on the demand of CPNE. The notification was issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting only a day earlier.

CPNE President also appreciated the role played by Information Minister Sherry Rehman in getting the notification with- drawn immediately after the publication of news concerning the notification. He said CPNE believed that the democratic Government of Pakistan would not put any embargo on the print media nor would encourage any such bid in future. He vowed to continue dialogue with the government on all issues relating
to freedom of press.

Meanwhile, CPNE Secretary General Khushnood Ali Khan has said that a high-level deputation of CPNE will soon have a meeting with the Information Minister Sherry Rehman in Islamabad.

Source: The Nation

Date:1/13/2009