PR No. 46 Lahore: June 5, 2016
Principal Information Officer Rao Tehsin Ali Khan has said that government is cognizant of the problems faced by newspaper industry and measures are being taken to resolve them. While addressing the Executive Committee meeting of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), PIO said that the government is not indifferent to print media. It is as important as is any other form of media in society. Tehsin urged print media owners to pay the outstanding dues of workers during the Month of Ramdan-ul-Mubarak so that they can contribute in nation building diligently. He said that the government is also working on the mechanism of implementation of wage board.
Executive Committee ensured the PIO that the issues related to payment of workers will be settled very soon. Matters related to press freedom and access to information were also discussed in the meeting. The meeting was attended by APNS President Sarmad Ali, Umar Shami, Munir Jillani, Zia Shahid, DG PID Ijaz Hussain and other.