Govt to collaborate with press clubs to set up journalists’ housing societies
LAHORE, November 24 2005: The Punjab government will collaborate with press clubs to set up housing colonies for journalists in various districts of the province, Minister for Communication and Works Chaudhry Zaheeruddin told the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday November 23.
A housing colony is being set up for journalists in Lahore and such colonies will be set up in Rawalpindi, Multan and other districts in phases, the minister said, adding that journalists would be given plots on easy installments. Replying to a query by Dr Asad Ashraf of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the minister said that 186 acres (1,489 kanals) of land had been acquired at Harbanspura for the Journalists Housing Society. Of 1,699 plots, 1,410 are 10 marla plots and 289 five marla plots, which will be allotted to Lahore Press Club’s council members, employees of electronic media organisations and the Information Department. The cost of a 10 marla plot is Rs 350,000 and five marla plot is Rs 175,000.
Source: Daily Times