ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that a loan facility of up to Rs 1 million will be provided for the digitalization of newspapers.
Talking to a delegation of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) in Islamabad on Thursday, the minister assured to extend full cooperation to any media organization pursuing the path of digital transformation.
وفاقی وزیر اطلاعات چوہدری فواد حسین اور وزیر مملکت برائے اطلاعات فرخ حبیب نے سی پی این ای کے نومنتخب اراکین کو مبارکباد پیش کی۔ pic.twitter.com/DOLehV95GJ
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The information minister said that his ministry will also extend cooperation in the digitalization of newspapers.
The minister said that a process has been started to make the Press Information Department (PID) paperless. He said that at present, the whole system of advertisements has been made paperless and stands digitalized.
Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government stands behind the working journalists and has enacted the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act 2021 for their protection.