KARACHI (PR) - The APNS has welcomed the suo moto action taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the matter of corruption, extortion and fake degree scam conducted by AXACT and hoped that the action by the apex court will be conclusive and will help in weeding out the black sheep and criminals from the media industry in particular and the Pakistani society in general.

APNS President Sarmad Ali in a statement on Thursday noted that the shameful and nefarious activities has not only lowered the repute of the country but has also affected the credibility of Pakistani academia all over the world.

But the runners of the scam remained scot free for obvious reasons though they were found guilty and sentenced in foreign countries, he said.

However, it is laudable that the Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken much needed suo moto action which would be highly appreciated by the media in Pakistan, he added.

He further said that the APNS is of the considered opinion that black money and criminal elements have no place in the ranks of media and should not be allowed to perpetuate their shameful and criminal practices in the garb of media.

The APNS is confident that the action by the Supreme Court would result in nipping the criminals in the bud, he said.


APNS President Sarmad Ali and Secretary General Umer Mujib Shami expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS office-bearers and members of the Executive Committee over the sad demise of Mrs Sajida Iqbal Mir mother of Ahmed Jamal Mir, Managing Director, Prestige Communications (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi.

The APNS office-bearers have offered condolence to the bereaved family and have prayed that Almighty Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give them courage and patience to bear the irreparable loss.