Wednesday, September 9, 2009


BBC is reporting that the editor of The Nation, Arif Nizami (nephew) has been sacked by the owner Majeed Nizami (uncle) to create space for Rameeza Nizami (Majeed’s daughter).

Meanwhile, Dr. Shireen Mazari is taking over the editorship of The Nation while she writes a new chapter in opportunism in Pakistani journalism. Now she and Maleeha Lodhi are partially even. The next on Mazari’s to do list would be the ambassadorship (High Commissioner) in London (following Maleeha), should Shamsul Hassan Sahab (current high commissioner) falls ill or out of favour with the powers to be.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Nizami family!

The picture shows from left Arif Nizami, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Majeed Nizami, and Rameeza Nizami.

At the same time some naive working class journalists (the editorial staff) have tendered resignation in protest. As the Urdu idiom states, this is more like the battle of elephants. The journalists should rather let the family fight it out. If The Nation's journalists need a cause to resign, how about asking for the wage board to be implemented.

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