PM AJK calls on media groups to spread awareness regarding elections

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Pic22-030 MUZAFERABAD: Jan22-Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan addressing during oath taking ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sahafat in Capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. ONLINE PHOTO by Shabbir Anjum

MUZAFFARABAD,   (Parliament Times) :  The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has lauded the vibrant role of media in projecting the Kashmir issue and urged them to further highlight the grave situation obtaining in occupied Kashmir in their editorials to appraise the world of the deteriorating situation of occupied Kashmir.

Addressing the oath taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of the central press club here on yesterday, the Prime Minister said the state media has played a very responsible role after illegal and immoral actions taken by the Indian government on 5th of August 2019 in occupied Kashmir.

He said journalism is a sacred profession and demands a sense of responsibility and research while reporting any news of national importance and added that the role of media is also vital for the reconstruction and development of the nation.

The Prime Minister said that next general elections will decide the future of Kashmir and called upon the media managers to create awareness among the messes in this regard and further project the plight of the Kashmiri people effectively at home and abroad.

He said the people of Azad Kashmir and overseas Kashmiri will fight jointly for the cause of Kashmir and will expose the Indian forces repressions on innocent Kashmiri people in Occupied Kashmir.

The Prime Minister said that government has tried to fulfill its responsibilities with honesty and dedications during the last four year to redress the grievances of the people and effective measures were taken to boost the tourism activities in the state.

He said cardiac hospital will start functioning in Mirpur next month while officers club Muzaffarabad will be converted into a cardiac Hospital with modern health facilities.

He said the government has taken concrete steps for the welfare of journalists fraternity and has resolved their long awaited issues and added that the Director General Public Relations Raja Azar Iqbal has played a leading role in this regard.

The Prime Minister announced 03 million rupees donation for the press club and handed over a notification of 61 Kanal of land to the President of the Press Club for the journalist’s colony.

Speaking on the occasion the newly elected President of the Press Club Mr.Sajjad Qayyum Mir lauded the role of the present government for resolving the problems of the journalists’ community and assured that journalists would continue to play their role in protecting the Kashmir issue at home and abroad in its true prospective.

He thanked the government for awarding 61 Kanal of land for journalist’s colony.