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Rashid calls for insurance of journalists


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KARACHI – Federal information Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed has stressed for insurance of all journalists including
press photographers, saying they should also be provided own residences.

This he stated while speaking at inauguration ceremony of Pakistan Press Photographers Trust, held by Pakistan Association of Press Photographers in Karachi at a local hotel.

Shaikh Rashid Ahmed lauded setting up of trust for welfare of press photographers and called for setting up the fund with Rs10 million.

He also announced rupee two lakh from Ministry of Information and appealed others to contribute for the welfare of press photographers.

On the occasion, he distributed cheques of Rs50,000 each for photographers who were wounded in PACC bomb blast few month back.

Those who were given cheques include Aamir Qureshi (AFP), Zia Mazhar ( Ummat ), Shariq Hussain ( Khabrain ), Muhammad Azeem ( Express ), Ghulam Akbar Baloch ( Hilal-e­Pakistan ), Mehmood Qureshi ( Jasarat ), Sohail Rafiq ( Jang ), llyas ( The Image New York ), Samuel Benjamin ( Koshish ), Emal Smail ( Khabrain ), Abbas Mebdi (On Line ) and a reporter Muhammad Aslam ( Daily Imroz .

President of the Trust established for photographers, S.H Hashmi said it was his desire to set up such trust for welfare of photographers and appealed for donations for the trust.

Khalil Ahmed Nainitalwala announced to donate rupees one lakh, Mian Zahid Hussain Rs25,000 and Sheikh Manzer Alam Rs25,000 for the trust.

Shaikh Rashid Ahmed suggested that the photographers from all over the country should be included in the trust and such programs should be orgariized in other cities.

Source: The Nation

Date:9/12/2004