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Published: 31 May 2018

252 Pages


ISBN: 9780199407330

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Freedom of the Press

The War on Words (1977-1978)

Ahfaz ur Rehman and Imtiaz Piracha

  • The book presents an autobiographical narrative of renowned journalist Ahfaz ur Rehman, who led the historic journalists' movement in the late 1970s against the military ruler, General Zia ul-Haq
  • It is an English translation of the Urdu title Sab Sai Bari Jang
  • The book is an honest, accurate, and concise account of the days of turmoil and struggle when President General Zia ul-Haq had enacted a series of draconian laws in order to suppress freedom of expression and free press
  • This book can be regarded as a vital historical account for future generations enabling them to learn from the heroic struggles of people of conscience who employed the power of their pens to combat the forces of oppression