LAHORE- Addressing media men of District Press Club Sheikhupura at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman and TheNation Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami observed that he remains dedicated to his life-long dream of transforming Pakistan into an Islamic, welfare and democratic state in pursuance of the vision of the Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Answering a question, he remarked that he knew perfectly well that he could pursue this worthy goal in capacity of Editor-in-Chief of the Nawa-i-Waqt, TheNation and the head of the Waqt TV Channel. He said that he never wanted to be placed at any high position during 50 years of his journalistic career. “That is why I turned down the offer of the post of Governor Punjab in the Government of Junejo”, he said. Similarly, he had declined to join the “Majlis-i-Shoora” of the military dictator Gen Ziaul Haq without worrying about the consequences. He was well aware of limitations of a high post on the freedom of expression. He further observed that his institution, the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust, has managed to instill the ideology of Pakistan to about 1.3 million youngsters every year. Media men gave him standing ovation at his educational, journalistic and national services.
He warned media men against falling prey to dishonest practices and fatal lure of money.
He advised them to quit profession of Journalism before succumbing to the temptations of money. In an answer, Dr Majid Nizami said that the media should effectively use the platform of the District Press Club to bring their problems and grievances to light, so that media including the daily Nawa-i-Waqt and the Waqt TV Channel could take them up.