Min­is­ter asks me­dia to raise voice of op­pressed

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

MANDI BAHAUDDIN— Pun­jab Min­is­ter for women de­vel­op­ment Hamida Wa­heed has said that the role of the elec­tronic me­dia is of great im­por­tance in the so­ci­ety. There­fore, the me­dia should raise voice of the de­prived and op­pressed peo­ple.

She was ad­dress­ing the oath-tak­ing cer­e­mony of newly-elected of­fice-bear­ers of the District Elec­tronic Me­dia Re­porters As­so­ci­a­tion at If­tar din­ner, at a lo­cal ho­tel.

She said Pun­jab CM Shah­baz Sharif had sanc­tioned jour­nal­ist colony and in this re­spect land is be­ing ac­quired for plot­ting. She said five Marla plot would be al­lot­ted to each jour­nal­ist. The al­lot­ment would be made on merit, she added. She urged jour­nal­ists to forge unity among them as di­vi­sion of jour­nal­ists in dif­fer­ent groups is detri­men­tal for jour­nal­ism.

Re­fer­ring to Press Club premises, she said it was for all jour­nal­ists and no one can be stopped to use this fa­cil­ity. She said all le­git­i­mate prob­lems faced by jour­nal­ists would be solved on pri­or­ity ba­sis.

Ear­lier the newly elected Chair­man Am­jad Chishti, Pres­i­dent Kashif and Vice Pres­i­dent Shahzad ap­prised the min­is­ter of jour­nal­ist prob­lems. They said a few self de­clared press club of­fice bear­ers had oc­cu­pied press club premises.— Agen­cies

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