Journalist Community has Performed Valuable Service for the Stability of Democracy in Pakistan: Information Minister Punjab


Information Minister Punjab Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has said that journalist community has performed valuable service for the stability of democracy in Pakistan. As the Information Minister of the Buzdar Government, I will continue to do my utmost to ensure the dignity and employment of working journalists. The Minister expressed these views while talking to media persons at the Lahore Press Club. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan met, greeted and presented a bouquet of flowers to the newly elected body of the Press Club. Vice President Qazafi Butt, Secretary Press Club Babar Dogar, Member Governing Body Shahid Chaudhry, Deba Mirza and other journalists were present on the occasion. Minister Information also distributed journalist support fund cheques to journalists' widows. He assured the members of the representative body of journalists that in collaboration with the Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, he will ensure the issuance of health cards to some six thousand journalists across Punjab. He added that funds for the development work of the journalist Colony F Block have also been appropriated and the project will also see positive progress soon.

Talking about the Opposition, he said that Opposition's support for the Army Amendment Act is commendable. Leaving all differences behind, the opposition should work to stabilize democracy in the country. Replying to a question on the issue of Nawaz Sharif's return to Pakistan, he said that the Interior Ministry and the Health Department are monitoring the matter very closely and the decision to extend Nawaz Sharif's stay abroad or return will be taken after inspecting his latest health reports. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan said that the present government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, will complete in constitutional tenure.