Pak scribe in city,says Indian media no different

A leading Pakistani journalist interacted with her Indian counterparts in the city on Saturday

Chandigarh | Published: September 8, 2013 4:47:39 am

A leading Pakistani journalist interacted with her Indian counterparts in the city on Saturday. The Lifestyle editor of The Express Tribune,Atika Rehman,known for her political writings and views on cultural space,is in Chandigarh for the much talked-about cross-border dead-lock. Throwing light on the media practices in Pakistan,Rehman said,“Despite big hurdles,journalism in Pakistan is thriving well. Recently,our office was attacked,but it did not deter our paper in any way.” Drawing attention towards the condition of women in Pakistan,Rehman said,“Unlike general belief,women in our country are provided a conducive environment to work in the media.”

“If Pakistani media highlights Hina Rabbani Khar’s style more than her politics,the media here also talks more about her Birkin bag rather than her policies,on her visits,” said Rehman,drawing similarities over journalism in the two countries.

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