It is perhaps coincidental, but as the Pakistan Observer reports the Pakistani government is interested in assisting in building a national culture for investigative reporting.
At a seminar held at Islamabad Bar Association on Media Ethics and Court Reporting, Mr. Shafquat M. Abbasi, Chairman Press Council of Pakistan announced the need for capacity building of the journalists reporting on court issues, especially investigative journalism.
Shafquat Abbasi, praised the role of media and enlightened that Media is working with integrity and pride and the press is vibrant and independent in Pakistan.
He negated the concept that media is glorifying terrorism and violence and applauded the efforts of journalists reporting on terrorism and conflict.
He proposed to start a series of short certificate programs for court and crime reporters in collaboration with Mishal Pakistan, lawyer fraternity and the Center for International Media Ethics (CIME).