Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry—the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting has said that the government would be introducing a new digital policy soon for equipping media with the modern technology and facilities.
During the minister’s visit to the PTV Centre Lahore on Saturday while conversing with a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) said that by the union of the academies of Pakistan Television (PTV), Information Ministry and Radio Pakistan, a state-of-the-art media university would be formed.
Fawad Chaudhry added it is government’s responsibility to support the poor and that they are standing with the people.
He added that human resource is extensive in the field of journalism, however, it lacks skill and the government would strive to provide them with skills and expertise in the respective areas at the media university.
He further informed that work is being done for issuing of the health cards to the working journalists for making sure that they are provided with free of any charge medical facilities of up to rupees five lac fifty thousand to each of these journalists.
The information minister also said there was a positive development linked to DTH licenses.
He also said that the government wants to end its domination of media advertisements. He added that like the previous governments, they could not spend billions of rupees on media advertisements.
The minister said that the names of the three judges had been suggested for Wage Board Award. Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority would be formed so that all mediums of media would have the solution to their issues at a single place.
The delegation included Habib Akram, Shehzad Butt, Salman Ghani, Aamir Sohail, Rana Azeem—the President of PFUJ and many others.