November 4, 2010
Alas! Mr. Jinnah's Dawn is dead, long live Pakistan
Dawn is Pakistan's oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper. One of the country's two largest English-language dailies, it is the flagship of the Dawn Media Group, published by Pakistan Herald Publications, which also owns the Herald, a magazine and Spider, an information technology magazine. Pakistan's newspaper of record, it is considered to be something of a national institution.
It was founded in 1941 by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Delhi, India. The newspaper has offices in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, as well as representatives. The CEO of the group is Hameed Haroon. (Wikipedia)
October 4, 2010 was marked as a black day for journalism in Pakistan when Zaffar Abbas – reportedly involved in a mass murder plot and attacks on journalist Habib R. Sulemani – took over as Editor of the daily Dawn.
Mr. Sulemani is living in solitary confinement for the last seven months and his repeatedly demand for criminal investigation into the charges against Zaffar and his cronies along with the secret agencies – ISI and MI – has been ignored by the administration of the Dawn Media Group and government of Pakistan.
This is for the first time in the journalistic history of the country that a man accused of criminal charges has taken over as the Editor of the prestigious newspaper founded by Mr. Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Professional ethics are dead in the country, and intellectual dishonesty has crossed limits and has reached the stage of intellectual terrorism in the terror-hit country.
Alas! Dawn is dead, long live Pakistan.
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Posted by The Terrorland at 2:17:00 AM