KARACHI (PR). Mr. Arif Nizami, President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has
announced to constitute CPNE Press Council Committee for coordination with the Press Council of
A statement issued by Dr. Jabbar Khattak, Secretary General CPNE said that the approval of setting-
up Press Council Committee was given during a recent meeting of Standing Committee of CPNE.
According to the announcement the Press Council Committee’s purpose and its set responsibilities
and format perform an active role to chalk out a joint line of action in respect of Code of ethics of
Journalism, freedom of press and to examine the functioning of Press Council of Pakistan and to take
measures for its overall improvement. The committee will be liable to inform the Standing Committee
of CPNE about its decisions and recommendations.
Mr. Zia Shahid, Chief Editor Daily Khabrain Group, has been appointed as Chairman, and Mr.
Anwar Sajidi, Chief Editor Daily Intekhab has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of Press Council
Committee, while Arif Nizami, Chief Editor Daily Pakistan Today Group, Ayaz Khan (Daily
Express), Rehmat Ali Raazi (Daily Taqat), Tahir Farooq (Daily Ittehad), Arif Baloch (Daily
Balochistan Express), Dr. Jabbar Khattak (Daily Awami Awaz), Aijaz-ul-Haq (Daily Express), Aamir
Mehmood (Kiran Digest Group) and Hafiz Sanaullah (Daily Frontier Star) would be the members of
Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)