The Nation apologizes for Imran Khan cartoon

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan English daily The Nation tendered an apology for a cartoon of Prime Minister Imran Khan deemed offensive by Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and some readers.

“We would like to apologise deeply for a cartoon that appeared on our pages. The artwork fell shorts of our standards and does not reflect our editorial policy. It should never have happened,” the paper said.

“We are proud to be a nationalistic paper and we regret sincely the attention taken by an artwork that was inappropriate especially at the time of the UN General Assembly session taking place in New York.”

“The necessary steps have been taken to ensure our internal procedures. And once again, we humbly extend our sincere apologies and regret,” it added.

The apology came a day after a Twitter outburst from Shireen Mazari who called the cartoon offensive, over the top and downright insulting.