Media's role in society highlighted -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Media’s role in society highlighted

Karachi–Media plays an important role towards dissemination of information as well as the eradication of social evils from the society. This was stated by Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Ms. Sharmila Faruqui.

She was speaking as chief guest at a seminar at Karachi University Campus on Wednesday. The moot was organized by the Department of Mass Communication, University of Karachi, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The topic of the seminar was ‘Role of media in eradication of child labour’. The Adviser said that there is a need to foster awareness regarding the ill effects of child labour. She was of the view that the child labour is an international phenomenon.

Sharmila Faruqui said that concerted efforts were required for overcoming the problem of child labour and that civil society and non- governmental organizations (NGOs) should also extend assistance in this regard. She also called for the implementation of laws pertaining to curbing the child labour.
Source: Pakistan Observer
Date:11/11/2010