Govern­ment firmly be­lieves in press free­dom: Ebad Calls for en­sur­ing hy­giene, clean­li­ness at restau­rants

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

KARACHI—Sindh Gov­er­nor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan Tues­day said the govern­ment firmly be­lieved in free­dom of press.

The free­dom of press was vi­tal for the progress, devel­op­ment and strength­en­ing of democ­racy in the coun­try, he said while talk­ing to se­nior jour­nal­ist Sa­lik Majeed who called on him to present his book.

Ebad also re­ferred to the role, con­tri­bu­tions as well as sac­ri­fices of the jour­nal­ists.

He said that books writ­ten by se­nior jour­nal­ists helped fos­ter un­der­stand­ing among the peo­ple re­gard­ing the na­tional is­sues.

Ebad de­scribed the book as quite in­for­ma­tive as well as a use­ful ad­di­tion. Mean­while Sindh Gov­er­nor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has called for en­sur­ing hy­giene and clean­li­ness at the ho­tels and restau­rants. He was pre­sid­ing over a meet­ing at the Gov­er­nor House here on Tues­day.

Mat­ters per­tain­ing to hy­giene and clean­li­ness came up for dis­cus­sion on the oc­ca­sion.

Ebad made it clear that no dere­lic­tion would be tol­er­ated re­gard­ing hy­giene and clean­li­ness at the ho­tels’ kitchens and those at the restau­rants.

He said that the dress code for the kitchen staff at ho­tels and restau­rants such as apron, gown, gloves be en­sured.

Ap­pro­pri­ate steps and con­certed mea­sures should be taken in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the own­ers of ho­tels and restau­rants, ad­min­is­tra­tion and union for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the rel­e­vant laws.

The Gov­er­nor fur­ther said that sep­a­rate space should be al­lo­cated for park­ing at ho­tels and restau­rants. He directed that a list of the un­reg­is­tered ho­tels and restau­rants should be com­piled and all the or­ga­ni­za­tions con­cerned should be taken in to con­fi­dence in this re­gard,

Ebad also em­pha­sised the need for fram­ing a code of con­duct in three months’ time.—APP KARACHI—Swe­den Am­bas­sador, Ms In­grid Jo­hans­son called on Sindh Chief Min­is­ter, Syed Qaim Ali Shah and dis­cussed bi­lat­eral is­sues and in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Sindh.

The CM Sindh said that there were vast wind and so­lar power cor­ri­dors in the prov­ince where photo Syed Rizwan huge in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able, said a state­ment on Tues­day.

He added that in Thar coal­field there were vast coals re­serves on which China, Aus­tralia and some other coun­tries have started work­ing.

The Sindh govern­ment was also work­ing with En­gro -power in part­ner­ship to es­tab­lish coal-fired power plant.

The Am­bas­sador said that she would dis­cuss the op­por­tu­ni­ties in en­ergy sec­tor with her govern­ment and busi­ness com­mu­nity.

She also dis­cussed the heatstroke is­sues due to swel­ter­ing weather with the CM Sindh.

The CM Sindh ap­prised her about rapid re­sponse cen­ters set up all over the city of Karachi to deal with the heatstroke cases.

The CM Sindh pre­sented her a me­mento of the CM House and tra­di­tional Khes to the vis­it­ing diplomat.—APP

Am­bas­sador of Swe­den Ms. In­grid Jo­hans­son with Chief Min­is­ter Syed Qaim Ali Shah dur­ing their meet­ing. Sec­re­tary to CM Ala­mud­din Bullo is also present on the oc­ca­sion.—PO

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