Published: October 28, 2018

The Express Tribune apologises to its readers for the political cartoon published in the newspaper’s edition of October 26.

The imagery used in the cartoon has deeply hurt the sensibilities of our citizens and therefore conflicts with the strong editorial and ethical standards we have otherwise set for ourselves.

The management is taking appropriate action against those responsible.

We assure our readers that utmost efforts will be undertaken in the future to ensure that such material does not find itself into print, web and online editions again.

We are committed to upholding the highest standards of responsible journalism while realising that our readers expect nothing less from us.

There was never any intent to hurt the sensitivities of any particular community or group. Any such purported depiction is purely coincidental and inadvertent.

The lapse in judgement is deeply regretted.

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