Practical steps being taken for institutional reforms: Sarwar

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Promises efforts for initiating training courses for journalists in universities

Staff Reporter

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has said that for the first time in the history of the country, practical steps are being taken for institutional reforms and opposition should also support the government on electoral reforms.

“The credit for saving Pakistan from economic bankruptcy goes to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his economic team and the government is also ensuring full transparency and merit in the universities.”

Governor Ch Sarwar was talking to the founding members of the Fourth Pillar Vigilant Media Watchdog, (an international organization for resolving journalists’ problems) including Rana Muhammad Shahbaz, Director Lahore Rao Nafasat, Chief Co-ordinator Sargodha Hafiz Mutasim Arjumand, Ahmed Wasim, Khalid Mansoor, Ashfaq Qadri, Muhammad Qalzum and Tariq Mirza and Bilal Bhatti at Governor’s House here.

During meeting, Farooq Mirza apprised the Punjab Governor of the Fourth Pillar’s services rendered to journalists around the world, including the aims and objectives of the organization and also about the training of more than 400 journalists.

The governor said that the training of journalists is an important step. He assured the members of the delegation that he would play his role in initiating training courses for journalists in other universities of Punjab including the Punjab University, adding that the PTI government believes in freedom of expression, but the media must also act responsibly. The governor appreciated the role of Fourth Pillar Media Watchdog in training journalists.

Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor, University of Home Economics Kanwal Amin also called on Governor Ch Sarwar and briefed him on the university affairs and future plans.

Talking on the occasion, Ch Sarwar said that being Chancellor, he has appointed Vice Chancellors in all the universities on merit.

He said that the PTI government has put an end to political interference in educational institutions and this is the reason that for the first time Pakistani universities are being placed in international ranking.

 

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