KP journalists asked to focus on economic, business journalism


Economic and media experts at ten-day training sessions have said that Khyber Pakthunkhwa was blessed with plenty of natural resources including mines and mineral, tourism sites, gemstones and water and required special attention of its journalists to highlight these hidden treasures for economic prosperity and wellbeing of people.

The experts said that there was a lot of scope for economic, and business journalism in the province being a gateway between Pakistan and Afghanistan and onward to Central Asia and asked print and electronic journalists to use their pen and cameras for highlighting true economic, commerce and trade potential of the region.

Besides its geostrategic location, they said KP’s importance has been further enhanced in the wake of CPEC under which Special Economic Zones (SEZ) including Rashakai SEZ in Nowshera district that would

make KP’s a hub of trade and industrialization.

These were key points of the 10-day training sessions organized by Centre for Excellence in Journalism Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA) at Karachi.

Different sessions were held and addressed by economic experts, academicians and prominent journalists including former Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam, Bilal Memon, Khurram Hussain, Shahzeb Ahmad, Shahbaz Rana, Prof Dr Qazi Masood, Dr Asim Bashir and others.

They shared their experiences and scope of economic and commerce journalism in the country especially in Khyber Pakthunkhwa.

The speakers said that KP was known as home to precious and semi precious varieties of gemstones including precious emerald, ruby and sapphire offering great opportunities for investors to earn maximum economic gains.—APP


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