Zamir Niazi

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Zamir Niazi (1932–2004) was a Pakistani journalist, known for his commitment to freedom of the press.

In 1995, Niazi returned his Pride of Performance award to the government, in response to its closure of six newspapers.[1]

Press in Chains[edit]

He is best known for the book Press in Chains that was published in 1986. The book investigates press censorship in Pakistan. It documents instances of press censorship during British colonial rule in India and during the first three decades of Pakistan's independence.[2]



  1. ^ "The Press in Chains". Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Zamir Niazi passes away". Dawn. Dawn Newspaper. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 

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