Karachi, Pakistan–U.S. Consul Common Brian Heath acknowledged the position of Karachi’s Pakhtun Journalists throughout a reception at his residence. Some 50 reporters, editors and media managers in addition to a number of Pakhtun poets, college students and notable professionals joined the occasion.
“Tonight is about celebrating Pakistan’s cultural range and displaying our appreciation for the dedication and onerous work of its Pakhtun-speaking journalists,” stated Mr. Heath. “Because the Pakhtun neighborhood has a marked ardour for stunning literature, we determined to arrange a poetry studying to share on this love of elegantly organized verse.” Members of the viewers and even members of the Consulate workers joined in a spirited attan — a conventional Pakhtun folks dance.
In a extra sober vein, the U.S. consul common additionally acknowledged the nice dedication and sacrifice of the nation’s reporters. “Journalism is a harmful occupation in lots of locations all over the world, together with Pakistan,” stated Mr. Heath. “Too a lot of your colleagues have given their lives of their efforts to report the information. A free press performs a essential position in democratic society and your continued efforts to report objectively are to be counseled.”
To raised attain numerous audiences throughout Pakistan, final 12 months the U.S. Consulate Karachi launched Urdu and Sindhi language variations of its website and the Consulate commonly posts on Fb and Twitter in English, Urdu, Sindhi, Baloch and Pakhtun.