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  • Minhaj Barna (born Minhaj Muhamad Khan Afridi; Urdu: منہاج برنا‬‎; 1923 – 15 January 2011) was a Pakistani veteran journalist and trade union leader.[1]

    He served as a president PFUJ during his career and was also the founder of the All-Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC). He was best known for his appealing leadership and challenging struggle for press freedom during the military dictatorships.

    Pakistani media describe Barna as an "icon of struggle." Barna was considered a "sincere person and a conscientious, principled journalist," who not only fought for the journalists but also fought for the rights of other press employees.[2]

    Barna was the elder brother of Meraj Muhammad Khan, a well-known left-wing politician.[3] Barna received the award Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan for his constitution of journalism.[4] Barna died in Islamabad on 15 January 2011