Rashid’s assurance on wage award
ISLAMABAD, April 14,2005: Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has assured the journalist community that the Seventh Wage Board Award will be implemented soon.
“I am regularly meeting the people concerned, including newspapers owners, to get the award implemented as early as possible,” he said.Briefing reporters here on Wednesday after a meeting of the federal cabinet the minister said that he had spoken to the prime minister and other government leaders about grievances of journalists about their wages.
He said that he had always stood with journalists and would continue to do so in future. He said he fully understood that journalists needed the new wage award to fight the price hike. He also said that he was trying to get additional one per cent quota of plots for journalists in the G-14 sector of Islamabad.