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PM constitutes body to look into journalists’ job security

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Staff Report

On the directions of Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan a special committee has been constituted under the supervision of Provincial Minister for Information Punjab Mian Aslam Iqbal for reviewing the problems being by the journalists and to submit the recommendations for their solution. DGPR, Punjab Dr. Muhammad Aslam Dogar, DG PID Saeed Ahmed Sheikh, Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Rana Muhammad Azeem, President Lahore Press Club Arshad Ansari, President Punjab Union of Journalists Shehzad Hussain Butt President Electronic Media Reporters Association will be the members of the committee. The committee will look into the matters of journalists regarding their salaries and job security in media houses.

Hundreds of journalists have been fired from their offices during the last once year during the PTI regime. Journalists’ organizations observed protest demonstrations and demanded the government and media owners to implement wage award and secure their jobs.

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