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SAFMA discusses cricket’s role in Indo-Pak diplomacy

LAHORE – A seminar was organised by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on Wednesday where high-profile speakers discussed “If cricketing could act as a diplomatic effort to build ties with India?” The seminar was led by the speakers Hasan Askari, IA Rehman, and Khaled Ahmed who each voiced their view on the role of sports, especially cricket, in the relations of the two countries and discussed how it could act positively.
IA Rehman said there was a common saying that

SAFMA slams NoC condition

ISLAMABAD – Criticizing the decision of the government that artists, writers, journalists and civil society activists must obtain No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the Ministry of Interior prior to their visits abroad, particularly to India, South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) has called for immediate withdrawal of the condition.
“We do not accept this NoC policy and demand of the government to immediately withdraw its decision as it reflects mindset of Hitler’s regime,”

SAFMA marks SAARC’s silver jubilee with a seminar

LAHORE – The South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) held a seminar on Thursday to mark the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) silver jubilee.
Former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri said that during former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s government, talks with India were going in the right direction. The Sir Creek issue was about to be resolved but the 2008 general elections changed the entire scenario.
He said those people who