Promoting independent journalism top priority

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Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education, Kamran Bangash on Monday said promoting independent journalism and providing security to the journalists’ community was among the topmost priorities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

In his message on World Journalism Day, Kamran Bangash said the provincial government was introducing quota system in every sector to benefit the journalists’ community.

Every press club of the newly merged districts was provided a grant of Rs 2 million to enable them run their affairs in a smooth way.

The CM aide said in all public sector housing societies, a quota for the local journalists have been reserved while at university level quota has also been fixed for professional journalists in every discipline of journalism.

The KP government, he said strengthened the law of right to information in the province to promote independent journalism adding our KP.—APP

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