CPNE rejects print media law -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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CPNE rejects print media law

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspapers’ Editors (CPNE) on Sunday rejected the Print and Publications Amendment Ordinance and demanded the government cancel the ordinance and hold negotiation with them.

The demand was made during the CPNE meeting, chaired by CPNE President Arif Nizami. The meeting said the ordinance was promulgated by the government and was against the right of the freedom of expression. The meeting demanded the government hold talks with the CPNE, besides cancelling the ordinance. It was decided that the standing committee of CPNE would soon meet in Islamabad and the council would also contact other journalist organisations in this respect. The members regretted the imposition of the ‘undemocratic law’ by a democratic government. CPNE Vice-President Zahid Malik, General Secretary Kushnood Ali Khan and Mohsin Jamil Baig attended the meeting. The CPNE secretary general briefed Information Minister Sherry Rehman about the ordinance but she expressed ignorance over its promulgation. She vowed to hold an investigation in this respect.

Source: Daily Times

Date:1/12/2009