Second edition of book on journalists’ struggle published

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KARACHI: The second edition of a book titled Sub Sy Bari Jang (The Greatest War) by senior journalist, author and poet Ahfaz-ur-Rahman has been published by Awami Kitab Ghar, says a statement issued here on Saturday.

“The book narrates the struggle of journalists’ movement in General Ziaul Haq’s era in 1977-78,” it adds.

“During the movement 523 people were arrested which included journalists, human rights activists, political workers and labour leaders. The people arrested were prosecuted in military courts and four of them were flogged publicly.”

The book also carries memorable pictures of the movement which defines government brutality and strong struggle of the media fraternity for press freedom, the statement adds.

“The English translation of the book being published by Oxford University Press is in final phase. The cover of the book has been designed by renowned artist Feica depicting Gen Zia as an octopus,” it added.

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