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    Just desserts: DailyDawn deserves what it Gets. Abid Ullah Jan If General Musharraf has done anything for the good of Pakistan it has been to put Dawn in its
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 2, 2007
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      Just desserts:  DailyDawn deserves what it Gets.

      Abid Ullah Jan

      If General Musharraf has done anything for the good of Pakistan it has been to put Dawn in its place. He has still not punished the paper in the manner individuals have been, in some cases, with death. But tears from Dawn’s squealing editors bode well for the future of journalism in Pakistan.

      Most of Pakistan’s leading newspapers have imposed a degree of self-censorship on themselves. Dawn led the pack in this regard. It has remained faithful to every sitting regime. Apart from a few occasional apparently critical articles it has always toed the regime line and supported its policies. 

      Its editorial policy has been to reject any article that might jeopardize the paper’s fidelity to the government. The result has been obvious. Outsiders who accept Dawn as a leading and credible source of information are deprived of hearing the people’s voice and of appreciating the country’s real problems. 

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