Government firmly believes in freedom of press
RAWALPINDI- The Federal Information Secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood said that the freedom of the print and electronic media was in the best interest of the country and the Information Ministry would continue to play the role of a facilitator between the government and the media
He observed this while administering oath of office to the newly elected office bearers of the Rawalpindi Press Club (RPC).
He said the government wanted cordial relations between the press workers and the newspaper owners as it was in the interest of the newspaper industry.
Syed Anwar Mahmood said that government was trying to resolve the 7th Wage Board award dispute between the All Pakistan Newspaper society (APNS) and the press workers.
Earlier in his address, the Principal Information Officer Ashfaq Gondal asked the journalists to set up a fund for the welfare of the needy newsmen. He said that following the establishment of the fund; the government could provide a matching grant against the fund.
Saud Sahir, the President of the Press Club Nawaz Raza and Tikka Khan, General Secretary Akhbar Faroosh Union also spoke on the occasion.
Source: Business Recorder