These are the memoirs of Inam Aziz, one of the stalwarts of journalism in Pakistan. A respected journalist, Inam Aziz rose to become the editor of Jang, Pakistan's most widely circulated national Urdu daily. During the dark days of Ziaul Haq in Pakistan, Inam Aziz's Millat was the only newspaper that fought his dictatorship with courage and conviction. He lost both his money and his health in that lonely fight but he occupies a place of honour in Pakistan's history because of his crusade against military rule and for the establishment of representative government in the country. It is ironic that one of the first acts of the Benazir Bhutto government in 1988 was to have Inam Aziz dismissed from his post as London correspondent of The Pakistan Times. This book provides a clear look into the growth of journalism in Pakistan, and the pressures and setbacks suffered by journalists in their endeavour to report the truth. This account of his life in journalism was originally written in Urdu.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Khalid Hasan, writer, translator and journalist, is one of Pakistans best-known columnists and translators and his writings have appeared in various publications abroad. Khalid Hasan has written and edited 40 books, including several translations of the works of Saadat Hasan Manto and one collection of the stories of Ghulam Abbas. His own collections include Rearview Mirror, Scorecard, Give Us Back Our Onions, The Umpire Strikes Back, Private View, The Fourth Estate, Return of the Onion, and Question Time. Authors Details: Inam Aziz was a respected journalist who started out as an apprentice on an Urdu daily in Lahore. He worked in Peshawar on another paper and ultimately moved to Karachi where he rose to become news editor of Jang, Pakistans most widely circulated national Urdu daily. From print journalism, he went into broadcasting in the 1960s when he also worked for the BBC.
Table of Contents
Foreword - By Khalid Hasan