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Marriyum Aurangzeb hands over 8th Wage Board Award documents to PFUJ

ISLAMABAD: The Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday visited the National Press Club (NPC) in Islamabad, and handed over 8th Wage Board Award documents to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) leadership.
Marriyum Aurangzeb had on April 9 announced the formation of the 8th Wage Board Award under the Newspapers Employees (Conditions of Services) Act 1973, accepting the long-awaited demands of the Journalist Community.
In this regard a Ceremony was held at NPC in Islamabad today wherein the information minister handed over 8th Wage Board Award documents to the PFUJ Secretary General Ayub Jan Sarhandi.
In her address on the occasion, the minister said the announcement of the wage board award was an honour for her. She said today the federal government handed over due rights of journalists to them.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government was cognizant of issues being faced by media workers, and said the government would ensure every step to facilitate journalists. She said the implementation of Wage Board would benefit journalists.
The information minister also thanked the Journalist Community to stand with democracy, and said democracy and journalists were protectors of each other. She said journalists gave countless sacrifices for the cause of democracy in the Country.
The minister also hailed efforts of the PFUJ President Afzal Butt, saying history would remember him for this success. She said Afzal Butt made her realize that what hardship a working journalist had to face in his/her life with empty stomachs.

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