(EDITORIAL) We rubbed our eyes in wonder when we saw yesterday the Sind Observer … carry a four-column howl against ourselves, and by innuendo against the Pakistan Government, including the Governor-General, who are said to have been mercifully given “shelter” by our contemporary’s present patrons. And all this because Dawn had published an interview given to its Staff Correspondent by one of Sind’s Ministers, Mr Ghulam Ali Talpur.

We notice that Mr Khuhro in a special interview to his own paper also accuses us of having “started this controversy”. We can easily understand Mr Khuhro’s ignorance of the elementary principles of journalism but his editor, we thought, was a journalist and knew quite well that when a newspaper publishes statements of important people in its news columns it does not amount to taking sides or starting controversies. Men who make statements, and not newspapers which publish them, do so. There is a good old saying that when a dog bites a man it is not news but when a man bites a dog it is news. Similarly, when a Cabinet Minister “bites” his chief, it is news.

Published in Dawn, March 31st, 2023

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