ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that media workers will be provided with protection kits to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in a phased manner in all the provinces.
In her remarks whilst chairing the 4th meeting of the Provincial Information Ministers through the video link on Saturday, she said that the process of distribution of protection kits amongst the Cameramen has been started today.
Dr. Firdous said that a media workers ration initiative has also been launched. She said that the relief being extended to the industrial workers will also be provided to the media workers.
The Special Assistant said that the provincial governments should prepare the lists of media persons in order to ensure their protection.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said that a campaign is also being launched with the cooperation of the provincial governments to disinfect the Press Clubs across the Country.
The Special Assistant also asked the provincial governments to clear the outstanding advertisement bills of the media houses.
However, she said that the payment should be linked with that of the payment of salaries of journalists.
Furthermore, she said that the government’s efforts and policies are directed towards protecting the people from Coronavirus and mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Dr. Firdous said that the federal and provincial governments feel the pain of the masses and decisions are being taken keeping in view their difficulties.
حکومت کےسامنےکوروناچیلنج کیساتھ معاشی چیلنج بھی ہے۔عوام کی مشکلات کومدنظررکھتےہوئےفیصلہ سازی کی جارہی ہے۔تمام ترکاوشوں کامقصدعوام کووباءسےتحفظ فراہم کرناہے۔حکومت موجودہ حالات کومدنظررکھتےہوئےریلیف پیکیج دےرہی ہے۔معاون خصوصی اطلاعات ونشریات کااسلام آباد میں ویڈیولنک کانفرنس سےخطاب pic.twitter.com/IIiHnNqVmB
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