Journalists problems were solved in past, will not leave them alone now also: Ch Parvez Elahi

Talk with delegation comprising International Federation of Journalists Secretary Jeremy Dear, Rana Azeem and PFUJ other office-bearer

Lahore: 20-02-2020: Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi has said that journalists’ problems were solved in the past and will not leave them alone even now.

He said this while talking to a delegation of journalists headed by International Federation of Journalists Secretary Jeremy Dear which called on him at his residence here today (Thursday).

In the meeting, PFUJ Secretary General Rana Mohammad Azeem and Secretary Assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti were also present.

Jeremy Dear exchanged views with the Speaker Punjab Assembly about problems and difficulties faced by the journalists in Pakistan and expressed his reservations about their protection and economic problems.

Ch Parvez Elahi assured every possible help in solution of the journalists problems and said that we are aware about the problems of the journalists and have always sided with them, for journalists’ economic stability the government is trying to pay the outstanding arrears of the media owners at the earliest possible.

Jeremy Dear said that present laws should in no manner effect the freedom of expression.

Ch Parvez Elahi in the presence of Jeremy Dear talked to Provincial Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan and Secretary Information Raja Jahangir and asked them to solve the problems immediately together with PFUJ Secretary General Rana Mohammad Azeem. #

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