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