100,000 new jobs soon in media sector: Sheikh Rashid
ISLAMABAD, June 24 2005: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed June 23 said that around 100,000 new jobs would be available for the skilled youth in the media sector soon.
Addressing the 21st Graduation Ceremony of the probationers of Information Group at the Information Service Academy (ISA) here, he said, the government’s openness approach for the media has helped the country to emerge in the media revolution thus creating a number of new jobs.
He advised the management of ISA that it should take steps to cope with the requirement of the skilled youth for the upcoming electronic channels.
He asked the graduating information officers that they must acquaint themselves with the rapidly advancing environment in the media sector with complete dedication and spirit.
“A media person should work like a soldier who goes to bed late and rises early in the morning,” he said.
He said it is a known fact that there is no match for the hard-work and those who tune to this habit earn laurels for themselves as well as for the institution for which they work.
He said the media in the recent age has attained such an importance that it could be used as “life saving drug” which if misused can prove to be a “weapon of mass destruction.” Thus every one attached with this most important profession should carryout his or her responsibilities in efficient and effective manner, he added.
Source: The News