Lahore - Sub-continent’s most prominent and popular daily ‘Zamindar’ which came out on 1st June 1903 under the editorship of Maulana Sirajuddin Ahmad is celebrating its 111th anniversary today, said a press release.
The paper was particularly popular for carrying significant articles for the welfare of agriculturists and peasants and promotion of agricultural methods. It was equally popular in elite as well as ordinary class. Zamindar was the torchbearer for the Muslims of sub-continent and played its pivotal role before and during the Pakistan Movement. Maulana Zafar Ali Khan set a new trend in journalism by way of poetry, Islamic articles, social and ethical columns.
Due to Zamindar’s righteous and fearless editorials and write-ups the dictatorial British Indian government every tried to curb it, resultantly, the paper faced untold miseries when it was shut down under various pretexts, fined dozens times and its editor Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was many a times sent behind the bars for several years.
However, despite all the atrocities, Zamindar continued to keep up the true causes of Muslims of sub-continent and struggled hard for the independence of Pakistan. Zamindar set exemplary trends in journalism which are beacon of light for the young journalists.
In order to mark the meritorious services rendered by Zamindar, a cake cutting ceremony is being held at Cosmopolitan Club, Bagh-e-Jinnah that will be attended by the prominent journalists, intellectuals and dignitaries. Moreover, seminars will be held on “Daily Zamindar and Today’s Journalism” with the collaboration of University of Gujrat and Lahore College for Women University Lahore, in the first week of June.