PM sets up committee to look into media houses, workers’ problems
April 3, 2020 09:38 PM
Prime Minister Imran Khan has set up a five-member committee, which will take steps to protect media houses and their workers amid the critical situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The committee has been set up in response to a letter written to Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Broadcasters Association of Pakistan. The committee will consist of Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to PM Shahzad Akbar, federal information secretary and Dr Shahbaz Gill.
Against the backdrop of the aggravating coronavirus situation in Pakistan, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association had written a letter to the prime minister, asking him to save the media houses and their workers from an impending crisis triggered by the pandemic.
The prime minister has directed the committee to look into the recommendations submitted by the association and take steps to save the media houses and their workers from the impact of the coronavirus fallout.
The prime minister has said that media workers are playing a critical role in the war against coronavirus and they are fighting on the frontline like many others. He said the government would try its best to mitigate the problems of the media houses and their workers.