Journalists to be given health cards: Chohan


Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has said that journalist community has performed valuable service for the stability of democracy in Pakistan. ‘As a minister of Buzdar government, I will continue to do my utmost to ensure the dignity and employment of working journalists’, he added.
The minister expressed these views while talking to media at the Lahore Press Club. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan met, greeted and presented a bouquet of flowers to the newly-elected body of the Press Club. Secretary Babar Dogar and Governing Body members and other journalists were present on the occasion.
The minister also distributed journalist support fund cheques to journalists’ widows.
He assured the members of the representative body of journalists that in collaboration with the Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, he would ensure the issuance of health cards to some six thousand journalists across Punjab. He added that funds for the development work of the Journalists’ Colony F Block have also been appropriated and the project would also see positive progress soon.
Talking about the opposition, he said that opposition’s support for the Army Amendment Act was commendable. Leaving all differences behind, the opposition should work to stabilize democracy in the country.
Replying to a question on the issue of Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan, he said that the Interior Ministry and the Health Department were monitoring the matter very closely and the decision to extend Nawaz Sharif’s stay abroad or return would be taken after inspecting his latest health reports. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan said that the present government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, would complete its constitutional tenure.