September 24, 2019
LAHORE — Senior electronic media professionals have decided to form an association of news directors and editors.
In a preliminary meeting on Monday, the participants formed a core committee. It will prepare a draft constitution and contact media professionals in all channels.
The need for having such an association was felt because of the growing challenges to freedom of expression.
The association will be given a formal shape at the next meeting.
Representatives of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), headed by its President Arif Nizami, and Secretary-General Dr. Jabbar Khattak, as well as senior newspaper editors including Mujibur Rehman Shami, Zaffar Abbas, Salim Bokhari, Ayaz Khan, Sohail Warraich, and Aamir Ghouri participated in the meeting and provided their valuable input.
Others who attended the meeting were Azhar Abbas (Geo TV), Fahd Husain (Express News), Rashid Mahmood (Aaj News), Zahid Mazhar (Dawn News), Fazil Jamili (Jang Web), Imran Mir (Aap News), Sarmad Salik (Indus News), Khurram Kaleem (City 42), Farooq Majeed (92 News), Rana Jawad (Geo News), Muhammad Usman (Neo TV), Ansar Naqvi (24 News), Farhan Mallick (Samaa TV), Ahmad Waleed (Samaa TV), Habib Akram (Dunya TV), Mian Tahir (24 News), and Shiraz Hasnaat (Hum News).
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