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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs

Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs

Lahore: More than 50 journalists including editors, columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan have signed a petition against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in the country.

Initiated by Pakistani journalist Beena Sarwar, the petition stated that there was a growing trend of news that was “given” or injected into organisations, rather than allowing coverage of real news — incidents that were truly happening, but were either not covered or were taken off air, Dawn online reported on Thursday.

“All this is giving rise to an air of ‘self-censorship’ and resulting in violation of the citizens’ right to information,” according to the petition.

The curbs included several articles being pulled off media websites in Pakistan, removal of online editions of published articles and one media house even asking its anchors to stop doing live shows.

Some of the signatories were Saleem Asmi, Farah Zia, Hamid Mir, Imtiaz Alam, I.A. Rehman, Husain Naqi, Zahid Hussain, Kiran Nazish and Nusrat Javeed.

—IANS

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