Dawn News recently published (read: blundered on) a column ‘Crackdown on counterfeit drugs’ in the newspaper dated 15-4-2015.
Everything was smooth sailing as usual until I read what was under the heading ‘HELD:’ where it got interesting:
“Various price control magistrates on Tuesday got arrested 33 shopkeepers…”
Did I miss something or did the magistrates actually get themselves ‘arrested’ over over-pricing?
Working in digital media department of a reputed news channel myself, I was forced to verify the authenticity of the news as I could not believe that the rookie mistake had indeed been made in the print edition of Dawn.
Being an avid reader of Dawn since my childhood days, I was more disappointed than amazed at the prospect of such a blunder passing ‘stringent’ multi-layered quality checks of a pioneer and leading English newspaper.
+1 for comedy of errors, -2 for quality assurance