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Abbasi terms electronic media a mafia
Abbasi terms electronic media a mafia

LAHORE: (Monday, November 6, 2017): Renowned journalist and Incharge Investigation at Jang Media Group Mr Ansar Abbasi has said that Pakistan’s electronic media has become a mafia and its violations of journalistic code of conduct in the name of press freedom is unprecedented. He was addressing the students of Institute of Communication Studies at its seminar hall here on Monday. Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Naeem Khan, Chairman Department of Zoology Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, Incharge Institute of Communication Studies Dr Noshina Saleem, assistant professors Dr Waqar Malik, Shabbir Sarwar and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Mr Ansar Abbasi said that although print media was following rules & regulations and code of ethics to some extent however anchors in electronic media were fanning anarchy in our society. He said that students must not follow them as role model because they had multiple faces. He requested the teachers to pay special attention on character building of the students. He advised the students not to adopt journalism profession to gain cheap popularity and money rather as mission. In response to a question, Mr Abbasi said that supremacy of democracy and civil government was the policy of Jang media group and the group faced threats because of its stance. Earlier, Mr Abbasi visited PU FM 104.6, TV studio, audio/video lab, library and others sections.