Lahore : Minister for Information and
Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Ch Sunday vowed that the government would devise a mechanism under which press clubs would become financially self-sufficient to bear expenses on their own.
Addressing the oath taking ceremony of newly elected
office-bearers of Jhelum Press Club here, he said it was imperative for the journalist bodies to avoid getting funds from the government for press freedom.
He said PTI government believed in the freedom of media. It was the last PML-N government, which had doled out billions of rupees to the media after surfacing of the Panama issue, he added.
Fawad urged the local journalists to highlight regional
issues in their write-ups and news reports and extended the government’s full cooperation in resolving their issues in collaboration with the local management.
He also assured that the renovation work of Jhelum
Press Club would be carried out at the earliest.