ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 30,2016- Shakeel Anjum President National Press Club has said that National Press Club is moving towards self-sufficiency. He added that when I assumed the responsibility as a president of the National Press Club Islamabad. This time we was facing many economic problems. We had to approach for assistance by the Press Information Department. However, that we have pledged that we will not support from anyone. Current government has restored our previously withheld one crore grant.
So we are economically comfortable. He demanded from the Information Minister that one crore grant be restore of the current year that which has been allocated for National Press Club.
He said that development activities of the National Press Club that a excellent library has been established for journalists. He said that National Press Club have this privilege that built Journalism martyrs monument for martyred journalists.
Whereas the Minister of State for Information says freedom of expression is imperative to take the society forward. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the government believes in the freedom of expression.
Talking to media in national press club Islamabad on Wednesday evening, she said that the freedom of expression is imperative to take the society forward. She said that it is responsibility of the media to follow the code of conduct and media organizations should also define their own code of conducts.
The Minister of State said that under the directives of the Prime Minister legislation is underway for the safety and security of the journalists. She said the draft of the will be sent to the media houses for their input to make it more comprehensive. She said that an endowment fund will be set up for the welfare of the journalists.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the government is also focusing on the training of the journalists. She all the available resources will be used for the training of the journalists. At this occasion the president NPC Shakeel Anjum,SVP, Naveed Akbar, former PFUJ President Afzal Butt and other well comes the Minister of state for information at arrival.