Kanwal urges media houses to create conducive environment for women journalists
Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Planning and Central leader of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Kanwal Shauzab has urged the media house owners to create positive and conducive working environment for the women journalists in their organizations.
She was addressing a function organized by the Women Journalists Association of Pakistan at the National Press Club in Islamabad.
Talking to eminent women journalists she said that all the demands of women journalists, including their reservations on Pakistan Media Development Authority (PDMA) and issuance of health cards to journalists are the priorities of PTI.
Kanwal Shauzab said that the establishment of PMDA is also an effort to address journalists’ concerns, which is being consulted.
She said that media owners should ensure implementation of the policy regarding maternity leave and setting up of day care centers in their organizations.
On the occasion, Fauzia Kulsoom Rana, Convener Women Journalists Association of Pakistan (WJAP), demanded that health cards should be issued to women journalists without any discrimination.
She said that women journalists should also be allotted plots in the Housing Foundation under 50 percent quota.
On the occasion, renowned news reader Ishrat Fatima said that keeping in view the constructive role of women in society, the government should provide them with opportunity to participate in decision making process.
Founder member of WJAP Maira Imran demanded that gender audits must be conducted in media houses.
She also demanded that the issuance of licenses to media houses should be made conditional with the gender audit.
Source: Pakistan Observer