Karachi, September 06, 2017 (PPI-OT):A 5 member delegation of Karachi Press Club led by its President Siraj Ahmed and General Secretary Maqsood Ahmed Yousufi today met with Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah at his office here on the occasion Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro, Secretary Labour Abdul Rasheed Solangi, Commissioner SESSI Farooq Leghari, Press Club office bearers including Naimat Khan, Saeed Sarbazi and Shams Keerio were also present.
The delegation apprised the Minster Information about the progress of issuance of Health Cards, Insurance to the Journalists. They also briefed about the welfare, treatment facilities and other issues faced by the journalist community. Since 1996, pending issues of allotment of residential schemes for journalists in MDA and LDA. They said that PPP had always taken positive steps for the well being of journalists community, the announcement of allotment was also pending since 1996, as committed by the Benazir Bhutto Sahiba.
The Minister Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah assured the delegation that all their genuine issues would be resolved by inviting the Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah in Press Club, to release the annual grant of Press Club, issuance of Health Cards, Insurance. The matter of pending allotment of MDA and LDA would also be resolved through transparent balloting, which will be held without further delay very soon as the commitment and promise of Shaheed BB, be fulfilled on priority.
Later the Minister Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah while paying rich tributes to the Armed forces on the eve of ‘6th September Defence Day” has said that the day 6th September reminds us the courage, bravery and unity of our forces who fought against Indian aggression . He said that due to Atomic Program of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, today Pakistan is stand as sovereign nation with pride and dignity, its defence is unshakeable and strong one.
He also lauded the services of Pakistan Army that the unity and join hands of nation, extremis will be end very soon and they will continue their fight against terrorism and extremism. He salute the Jawans and officers of Armed Forces who are playing their role against the brutality and atrocities of Indian Forces in Kashmir, it would be ended and defeated in other countries against Muslim Community, he added.
For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401