Marri promises relief to public, journalists -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Marri promises relief to public, journalists

KARACHI- Sindh Minister for Information, Shazia Marri Thursday said that present government will not only ensure that people get their basic rights as guaranteed in the constitution, but also facilitate them with provision of social services.

She was addressing a reception hosted by Pakistan Film and TV Journalists in her honour at KDA Officers Club on Wednesday night.

A large number of noted TV artists also attended the reception. Shazia Marri said that people of Pakistan and especially the journalists, artists and other sensitive classes of the society remained under duress during dictatorial acts of previous government.

She pointed out that artists and media people provide relief to people from mental stress and government will make every effort to provide them needed relief.

Lauding the media support towards restoration of democracy, the Minister said that Information department is there to facilitate people.

The department officials have been told to keep close liaison with journalist community. She assured the association that their all genuine problems will be solved.

Earlier Masood Hashmi, president of arts council, Khursheed Abbasi of KUJ, Imtiaz Khan Faran, Secretary Karachi Press Club, besides renowned artists Gulab Chandio, Arshad Muhmood, Farah Nadim, Kashif Khan Ifrahim, Imtiaz Bukhbari, Nawab Hazoorul Hassan, Mahmood A Khan, Shabnaz Siddiqui, Wasi Qureshi and others in their speeches paid rich tributes to Shazia Marri and called her as most suitable person for the office of information.

they hoped that she will make every effort to solve the problems of media and artists community.

PPI adds: Sindh Minister for Information Shazia Marri also vowed to strive for providing residential and health insurance facilities to media men including film and TV journalists.

She said that PPP government had provided plots to journalists in Hawkesbay but this scheme was jeopardised by the previous government.

We would again make hectic efforts to boost this scheme, she assured.
Source: The Nation
Date:5/30/2008