Dawn News sacked reporter on Corruption charges Dawn News insiders are saying that Shahzad Raza, reporter of Dawn News got fired recently on corruption charges of around Rs. 15 lac.
Dawn TV channel who got fame in highlighting so-called corruption of fellow journalists by hosting ApnaGareban show, is silent on this issue but there are speculations of his involvement in yellow journalism activities such as taking bribes just for one interview of Ch. Shujaat, PML-Q leader and after internal inquiry by TV Management, he is proven guilty of corruption and thus terminated. If true, it is really very shameful for all of us.
Union leaders are requested for proper inquiry of this incident which was happened in March. Interestingly, Shahzad Raza who joined Dawn News in 2006 is close friend of Matiullah Jan, host of ApnaGareban and his partner in many ventures. In a response on PressPakistan, a group joined by around 15,000 Pakistani journalists, Editor Dawn News TV issued following clarification: Dear all, I am constrained to write this e-mail over the false and malicious campaign against Shahzad Raza, who is a very respected journalist and colleague. He is one of the most prolific reporters in the industry and an asset for DawnNews.
I believe journalists should be extremely careful while hurling allegations against senior colleagues. To put the record straight I would like the whole community know that there was no inquiry initiated against him nor was Shahzad Raza fired. Shahzad Raza went on a journalism fellowship last year and is back now.
He is presently exploring other options and we wish him best of luck for his future. I hope the sender in question would find some courage and come forth with her/his true identity and put forth evidence regarding these allegations. Bests Mubashir Zaidi Editor DawnNews TV Courtesy: PressPakistan