Marri vows to support journalists
KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Shazia Marri said on Friday that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had always helped the photographers and journalists in difficult times and would continue its support to the journalists at every occasion in the future.
Speaking at an inauguration of Wali Khan Babar Computer Lab and new office for the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) on Friday at Karachi Press Club.
Marri said, “Every institution is accountable to the constitution while the parliament makes the constitution and the Supreme Court is also accountable to the constitution.” Memogate case should be investigated and facts should be brought in public, while every institution should work under the constitution, she said, adding, President Asif Ali Zardari went abroad for treatment.
She said that every institution wanted complete investigation of Memogate scandal. Marri said ‘Memo’ is not as horror as it was named Memo-gate scandal, saying that some of the people in Pakistan gave priority to foreigner on Pakistan.
Marri said the court did not heard the case of Veena Malik because it was the case of another country, but Memo scandal was also highlighted by that person who lived in America. She asked, “Who gave the Shamsi airbase to Americans. No one want to raise this issue, but now our government got evacuate Shamsi airbase from American and now questions are also raised by the United States.
“President Zardari will return back soon, as he went for medical check up and treatment,” she said, adding that Mian Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shahbaz Sharif several times went abroad for check-ups but they always prayed for them. “Some people are busy in conspiracy against the democratic government and they are also against President of Pakistan,” Marri remarked.
She announced Rs 1 million grant for KUJ and Rs 200,000 for lady journalist Zarnageen for her treatment. She also announced Rs 300,000 each for the families of journalists Rafi Nasir and Rahim Rahat, who passed away this month.
President KUJ Siraj Ahmed, secretary Hassan Abbas and others were also present.
Source: Daily Times