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Nepalese journalists delegation lauds courageous role of Pakistani media.

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2009 (Frontier Star) --A six-member Nepalese journalists delegation, Thursday, visited National Press Club (NPC) and lauded the valorous and courageous spirit demonstrated by Pakistani journalists community in performing their professional duties. The delegation as exchanged views about the problems and challenges faced by media communities in both countries with representatives their Pakistani co-fraternity. Nepalese delegation headed by President Nepal Journalist Association (NJA) Mr. Manju Ratna Sakya was given a red carpet welcome upon their arrival at by NPC President Tariq Chaudhry along with members of his cabinet including Afzal But, Bilal Dar and others. The visiting delegation remained with their co-Pakistani fellows and discussed problems faced by journalists communities in both countries. Both sides were unanimous in views that journalists and media in both countries were facing serious problems in the execution of their professional duties. We are firm to stick to our stand of keeping people informed about the truth and highlighting the issues of public interests by performing our duties remarked Tariq Chaudhry while speaking on the occasion. He said that Pakistani media community had been rendering sacrifices in almost all the eras and would continue its struggle for press freedom in the years to come. Mr. Manju Ratna Sakya appreciated the valorous and courageous spirit demonstrated by Pakistani journalists while performing their duties in the wake of threats and dangers posed by the continuous violence in the country. The ratio of women in Pakistani media organizations in sound and very good which marks the liberal approach of Pakistani society and a negation and contradiction of malign propaganda of Western and Indian lobbies against Pakistan said Ms Renu Chhetri another member of Nepalese delegation. Later, the host NPC office bearers gave a round to the delegation and showed different rooms of the Press Club and informed the visitors about the facilities and arrangements available for the journalists in the premises of the press club. Members of delegation were also honoured by souvenirs and gifts, for which they thanked graciously.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 18, 2009
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