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The President Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), Zia Shahid and Secretary General Aijazul Haq have expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Minister of State Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Maryum Aurangzeb of clarifying the government position on the proposed "draconian" ordinance for print media.

President and Secretary General CPNE, in a statement issued on Monday, said the print media fully abides by Journalists' code of ethics. They hailed the condemnatory statements issued by APNS, PFUJ and KPC in this regard. They urged the Minister of State to ensure that those found guilty of floating the "draconian" proposal should be severely punished in accordance with the law so that no one may succeed into creating differences between the government and print media "alike Dawn leaks" in future.

"It is a good gesture to suspend officials and initiate a fact-finding inquiry into the matter and to fix responsibility on the concerned individuals but we hope that the inquiry will be conducted impartially and the culprits will be brought to book," they said.-PR

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