ISLAMABAD: Senior reporter Waqar Satti has quit Express News TV and joined the yet-to-be published Urdu newspaper Jehan-e-Pakistan.
Satti, who is also the president of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) was with the Express News for five years.
Earlier in September, Rana Qaisar, former resident editor of Daily Times and Pakistan Today joined the newspaper as editor reporting.
Mahmood Sham heads the publication as the group editor with Rana Tahir the senior editor.
The Jehan Group of Publications of the University of Lahore also intends to launch an English-language newspaper and a television channel later.
A summary military court sentenced the editor of Kaenat, Bahawalpur, Waliullah Ahad, and its reporter, Bashir Anwar, for 15 and nine months’ rigorous imprisonment respectively and fined them Rs10,000 each, on charges of “spreading hatred and dissatisfaction against the government.” On vigorous agitation by PFUJ and CPNE, the Ayub government ordered their release after three months.