KHANEWAL - Justice Shahid Waheed of the Lahore High Court Multan Bench directed the District Information Officer to scrutinize the voter/membership list of the Khanewal District Press Club and submit a valid list in the court.

The court issued the ordered while pronouncing a verdict on a petition filed by Senior Working Journalist Forum (SWJF).

As per detail, the SWJF has been struggling for the rights and memberships of the working journalists in the District Press Club as per its Constitution. However, the so-called office-bearers of the club were not ready to accommodate them. Meanwhile, the LHC Multan Bench announced verdict on the SWJF writ petitions, directing DO Information Imran Aslam to prepare a voter/member list of only working journalists and delete the name of so-called journalist from the membership list of DPC.

Literary circles and local journalist community has lauded the high court decision, declaring it a historic decision in favour of working journalists.  They said that the decision would leave far-reaching effects on the working journalists and would help eliminate yellow journalism.