Sunday, December 12, 2010

‘Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel Prize’

Monday, December 13, 2010

LAHORE: The speakers at a seminar on ìPost WikiLeaks Pakistanî have said that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, should be awarded Nobel Prize for being the most courageous person to unveil the truth.

The seminar was organised by the Pakistan Institute of National Affairs (PINA) where the participants were unanimous that Muslim ruling elite stood exposed after WikiLeaks revelations, saying there was need to develop inter-state relations and brotherhood among the Muslim countries.

According to a press statement, the speakers also stressed the need for reviewing the national priorities to reduce dependence on foreign aid and evolving a self-reliance strategy. The seminar was presided over by Javed Hussain, a former ambassador, and was addressed by political thinkers, defence analysts and representatives of civil society.

It was highlighted that WikiLeaks had resulted in a serious trust deficit between the leadership and people in Pakistan, which calls for drastic reforms in the electoral process, enabling the masses to elect honest, clean and credible leadership.

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