PESHAWAR: The Express Tribune plans to serve a legal notice on The Statesman for plagiarizing their content.
The Statesman, a daily from Peshawar run by the Mashriq Group of Newspapers, reproduced a story originally published by The Express Tribune on June 22.
The Tribune story titled “Ephedrine case: PHC grants 7-day protective bail to Shahbuddin’ was filed by Umer Farooq, the newspaper’s Peshawar correspondent. It first went up on tribune.com.pk.
However, much to everyone’s surprise, The Statesman reproduced that story under the byline of their reporter Rahimullah Shah. (http://www.statesman.com.pk/city/more.htm)
Those in the know of this development tell JournalismPakistan.com the Tribune Editor Kamal Siddiqui has been informed of this matter and initiating legal action is being considered.
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Ahmed Ali Khan, former editor-in-chief of Dawn, died in Karachi on 13 March 2007. Born in 1924 in Bhopal, his association with Dawn began in Delhi in 1946 and ended in Karachi in 2004. He also served as editor of the Pakistan Times, Lahore. He was with Dawn for nearly 42 years — 28 of them as editor/chief editor.