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Faisalabad Press Club delegation call on CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi

Lahore, December 31:

Faisalabad Press Club delegation met with the Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at CM Office and the delegation comprised President Faisalabad Press Club Shahid Ali, Senior Journalist Syed Khawar Abbas, Secretary Azadar Abidi, Member and Columnist Rana Iqbal Hussain. Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Press Secretary to CM Iqbal Chaudhry and DGPR Rao Parvez Akhtar were also present on the occasion. Matters pertaining to progress being made with regard to establishing a Journalist Colony In Faisalabad were discussed during the meeting.CM Parvez Elahi while talking on the occasion apprised that 190 Kanals of land has been earmarked for the Journalist Colony on the prime location of Faisalabad.CM revealed that the cabinet has also accorded its approval to transfer the allocated land in the name Punjab Journalists Housing Foundation (PJHF) along with approving grant worth rupees 25 crore.CM highlighted that annual grant will also be disbursed to Faisalabad Press Club.CM outlined that the journalists will be provided facility to obtain loans on soft terms from the Bank of Punjab to build their own houses adding that the Punjab government is fulfilling the dream of Faisalabad journalists for having their own house after Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan. The office-bearers of Faisalabad Press Club thanked the Chief Minister for approving a grant to establish a Journalist Colony in Faisalabad. President Faisalabad Press Club Shahid Ali remarked that CM Parvez Elahi has won the hearts of Faisalabad journalists adding that journalists can never forget his kindness and noble gesture. Syed Khawar Abbas lauded the steps of CM Parvez Elahi being taken to resolve the problems of journalists regarding Journalist Colony and Press Club.

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