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Press Release (13-02-2020)
February 13, 2020

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                                                              Workshop on Modi’s Hindutva policy concludes at PBA


ISLAMABAD, February 13: Experts and intellectuals at a workshop on “Modi’s Hindutva Policy, Bleeding Kashmir and Response of Pakistani Media” here on Thursday observed that media had played an active role in exposing the Indian aggressive and hegemonic designs and apprising the international community of the motives behind the Indian ruling party’s Hindutva policy.


The workshop was organized by Pakistan Broadcasting Academy in collaboration with Pakistan Television, Associated Press of Pakistan, and the National Press Club for editors and journalists attached with the state and private media houses.


Director Administration, Radio Pakistan, Mahmood-ul-Hassan Akhtar was the chief guest while senior Vice President, National Press Club, Islamabad Dr. Sadia Kamal and Kashmiri leader Abdul Hameed Lone were guests of honor at the concluding ceremony.


Addressing the participants, Lone said that since the lockdown of Indian-occupied Kashmir in August last year, the Kashmiri people had been totally cut off from the outer world, and foreign media had no access to the held territory. However, Pakistan’s state media particularly Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television are the only source for apprising the besieged people of the latest developments around the world, and the solidarity being worldwide expressed with the Kashmiri people.


In an emotional tone with tearful eyes, Lone said that our Kashmiri mothers, sisters and daughters were being raped by the occupation forces as part of Modi’s Hindutva policy.


He said the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri people was designed to change the demography of Kashmir. Under a well thought out policy, the Indian regime had started bringing non-Kashmiri subjects and rehabilitating them in the held territory throwing out the Kashmiri people out of their own homeland.


Lone stressed the need of sending delegations to key world capitals to build and promote Pakistan’s narrative on the Kashmir issue to counter India’s baseless Indian narrative.


NPS Vice President Dr. Sadia Kamal called for holding such academic workshops consistently to sensitize the young professionals about the nefarious designs of fascist Modi regime and its RSS goons and their repercussions for the peace and security of South Asia and the world at large.


Mahmood-ul-Hassan Akhtar, expressed the resolve to continue conducting such valuable national workshops at PBA in future also for the benefit of young professionals belonging to state and private media.


He appreciated the PBA management for organizing such an important workshop on a sensitive issue to bring into limelight the evolving critical geo strategic situation in the region and to come out with a collective national response by all official and private media outlets.


PTV’s Nida Sajjad Sarwar while representing the participants, paid rich tributes to the organizers, experts and instructors for providing rich information on the subject.


Later, the chief guest and the guests of honor distributed certificates among the participants. Special souvenirs were awarded to experts and instructors.


Earlier, Principal, PBA Muhammad Tariq Chaudhry and the participants warmly welcomed all the guests on their arrival at the campus.


During the four-day workshop, former Pakistan High Commissioner to New Delhi Abdul Basit, prominent Kashmiri leader and human rights activist Mishal Mullick, Executive Director Kashmir Media Service Sheikh Tajammul-ul Islam, and Chief Editor Kashmir Times Abid Abbasi dealt at length with the subject, and highlighted negative impacts of the Indian war hysteric designs on the peace and stability of the region particularly Pakistan.


Meanwhile, subject specialist and Ex-Controller (News) Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Mahmood Riaz-ud-Din briefed the journalists about various news terminologies and guided them how to choose the best and suitable vocabulary to improve clarity and precision of the news stories.


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