The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa approves Journalists Welfare Fund, Food Fortification Act
PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet on Tuesday approved the journalists welfare fund rules and and food fortification act -2021.
The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved to provide financial assistance of Rs1 million to families of journalists who were killed in terrorist incidents.
A journalist who is completely disabled for any reason will be given financial assistance up to Rs200, 000, and Rs200, 000 for the wedding for journalist’s son or daughter (This grant will be given only once).
Thus, a journalist who has reached the age of 60 years and remained associated with journalism for 30 years will be given a stipend of Rs10, 000 per month. In addition, a journalist who is fired from a newspaper or TV and remains unemployed for three months will be paid Rs10, 000 once a month for a period of 2 months.
In addition, in case of death of a journalist or a member of his family, Rs50, 000 will be paid as funeral expenses.
Source: Pakistan Today