Press freedom part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf manifesto: Dr Firdous
SAILKOT – Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan inaugurated the corona vaccination of the journalist community in Sialkot by administering vaccine to journalists herself at the office of the Deputy Commissioner.
Addressing the media, she said that the Punjab government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, was expediting the vaccination process to eradicate corona and the process of vaccination of journalists had been started in all the districts of the province.
SACM said that the Punjab government was taking practical steps for the welfare of the journalist community. She said that the government was going to give media the status of industry. This would solve the problems of the journalist community, they would be fully compensated for fulfilling their responsibilities and they would get economic and social protection.
“Freedom of the press is part of the PTI manifesto,” she said, saying that PTI is restoring journalism to its true spirit.
The Right to Information Act will be fully implemented and every member of the nation has the right to get all kinds of information for which Punjab Information Commission is working, she added.
The services of the journalist community in the construction and development of the beloved homeland are commendable. She said that during corona, journalistic community played a leading role.
Firdous said that the Punjab government was providing full financial support to the journalists affected due to corona and so far out of 378 journalists, more than Rs24 millions had been provided to the needy journalists.
She said that Punjab Government through its mission was providing shelter to the journalist community through journalist colony in every division.
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