Islamabad:17 December:A seminar on ‘Media Ethics and Need for Press Council’ was organized by Department of Media and Communication Studies (DMCS), IIUI at New Campus International Islamic University Islamabad here on Thursday.
Prominent speakers including Press Council of Pakistan Chairman Raja M. Shafqat Abbasi, former judge of Lahore High Court Pervaiz Shaukat, Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt, Islamabad Press Club President Mateeullah Jan, Senior Journalist Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Dr. Zafar Iqbal Head of DMCS attend the seminar and express their views on the topic.
Press Council of Pakistan Chairman Raja M. Shafqat Abbasi speaking on the occasion, said that Ethical Code of Practices has been finalised with the consensus of APNS, CPNE and PFUJ. He said Press Council of Pakistan is working day and night to improve media standards, so there should not be ethical issue in media at all. According to him Press Council of Pakistan is now fully functional. Abbasi said that media has played vital role in strengthening the democracy and creating the awareness among the society and PCP will strive for freedom of press, enforcement of the Ethical Code of Conduct. He said we have sent Ethical Code of Conduct to all press clubs and newspapers while asking to display the same in the respective organisation.
Abbasi also highlighted the need for responsibilities amongst working journalist and as well as those who are becoming a part of this profession. He said that media related institution are playing helpful role for improving journalist role in today’s media.The news.