August 07, 2017
Published 16 days ago
ISLAMABAD – A meeting of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Sports Journalists Association (RISJA) Monday constituted a committee to finalize the voters’ list and give its recommendations besides reviewing other matters.
The five-member committee is headed by senior journalist Nasir Aslam Raja, an RISJA press release said.
The meeting, chaired by Acting President Zulfiqar Baig expressed concern over unconstitutional steps taken by a unification committee which the house agreed was attempting to divide RISJA.
Afzal Butt, President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and Shakeel Anjum, President National Press Club, Islamabad made brief speeches on the occasion.
Pakistan Observer, December 18, 2016
So I call my relative who is a retired general and I begin to sing ‘eppybirddaytoyoo’ in that falsetto tone we all use to denote unbridled joy and warmth and he says, not you too, please stop right this instance, don’t even think of continuing…
Hey, I say, why the grumpy mood?
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Three progressive periodicals - Savera (edited by Zaheer Kashmiri), Naqoosh (edited by Ahmed Nadim Qasmi) and Adab-i-Latif (edited by Mirza Adeeb) - were proscribed by the Muslim League government of Punjab for six months in 1948. This was the first attack on the freedom of press in the country (The Press in Chains - Zamir Jafri).
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