KPC team meets Sindh chief minister
KARACHI (May 28 2008): Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has reiterated that the Pakistan People’s Party believes in press freedom and present government had repealed all black laws gagging freedom of media. This he said while talking to a 12-member delegation of Karachi Press Club, led by its President Najeed Ahmed, who met him at the Chief Minister House on Tuesday.
The chief minister assured them of his government’s role for promotion of journalism and media and solution of issues of journalists, including their residential and other problems. Qaim said that KPC had a unique status in the country, while journalists of city likewise those in rest of country, had also played a crucial role for restoration of democracy, protection of human rights, in highlighting public issues and timely broadcasting of news.
The chief minister also inquired from KPC office-bearers their problems. Regarding the residential colony project for journalists initiated under Lyari Development Authority (LDA), he instructed officials concerned to finish the work at the earliest and all members be given occupation of their plots.
He accepted an invitation of the delegation to participate in the golden jubilee celebrations of KPC and assured them to attend on his return from Umrah.
The chief minister also sought details of an agreement singed some time back pertaining to giving ownership rights of press club’s building to its administration.
He said meeting of parties concerned would be called to make clear decision and trio-party agreement would be implemented in letter and spirit.
KPC delegation members included Vice President Saeed Sarbazi, Secretary Muhammad Imtiaz Faran, Muhammad Anwar Khan, Amir Latif, Asif Qazi, Bilquis Jahan, Javed Jiyaja, Sheikh Mehmood Mian and Shamas Kerio, while special advisor to chief minister for information and media Waqar Mehdi was also present.
Source: Business Recorder