Pune,Pak scribes sign pact to shun ‘hate reports’

The Pune Union of Working Journalists and the Karachi Press Club on Sunday signed a agreement of co-operation,resolving to end the use of language of hate while reporting events related India and Pakistan.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:May 28, 2012 1:30 am

The Pune Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ) and the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Sunday signed a agreement of co-operation,resolving to end the use of language of hate while reporting events related India and Pakistan.

A 13-member delegation of journalists representing Karachi Press Club and Hyderabad Press Club (Sindh) that arrived in the city on Saturday held a interaction with the city journalists at Patrakar Bhavan on Sunday.

Tahir Hasan Khan,president,KPC and Umesh Ghongade,president PUWJ,signed the agreement of co-operation that seeks to facilitate better understanding among the two countries. The press clubs will also facilitate visits of journalists to the other country. Khan said,“We need to reduce the use of language of hate and promote peace between the two countries.”

Karamat Ali,president,Pakistan Institute of Labour Education,said that significant warmth has developed in the Indo-Pak relations in the last two years especially in terms of trade which is major breakthrough. “For democratic nations to flourish,it is important that they support each other. Indian media should highlight good things that are there in Pakistan and vice-versa,” he said

Jatin Desai of NGO Mumbai Peach said free movement of journalists of the two nations is required. “There are only two Indian reporters in Pakistan and two Pakistani journalists in India because of the restriction of the governments. These norms should go. There should be an easy tourist visa regime between the two countries,” Desai said.

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