The Post (Pakistani newspaper)
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|Type||Daily English Newspaper|
|Owner(s)||Khabrain Group of Newspapers|
|Editor||Humaira Awais Shahid|
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The Post was a national daily newspaper in Pakistan, owned by Khabrain Group of newspapers. Attempting to rival the existing newspapers, it had brought a new vision into the modern journalism. It was founded on August 14, 2005 by late Ednan Shahid. The paper had its resident offices at Islamabad and Karachi. The Post headquarters was based in Lahore under the ownership of Zia Shahid who also owns Khabrain Group of newspapers.
Under the leadership of late Ednan Shahid the newspaper enjoyed a wide acceptance because of its content and bold policy.
There were more than 250 journalists working for The Post newspaper. The last Editor of The Post was Humaira Awais Shahi,d wife of late Editor Ednan Shahid. She was trying to give it a global perspective, when in November 2010, the management of Khabrain Group of Publications stopped the daily publication of The Post. The management had not been able to pay salaries to the employees for months before the closure. [dead link]
In her book “Devotion and Defiance,” Humaira Awais Shahid has portrayed herself as a firebrand who does not let any sexist remark go unnoticed and unchallenged. However, she is all praise for Pervez Musharaff who had commented (while he was ruling Pakistan) that women who want to emigrate to Canada falsely claim that they have been raped in order to get sympathy from immigration authorities. Humaira provides a detailed account of her discussion with Musharaff where they exchanged notes regarding the rape victim about whom Musharaff had made the sexist comment. Nevertheless she does not mention how she challenged his chauvinistic statement which had created an outrage among international activists. In fact, she skilfully presents Musharaff as a progressive man fighting for women’s rights. Therefore, her biography is a lesson in how to advance your own interests while ignoring the rights of others, especially women.