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Staff Reporter

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister Kamran Khan Bangash has said that the approval of the Working Journalists Protection Bill by the Senate was a historic step which would help the journalists to get their due rights.

He said approval of the bill is the fulfilment of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s commitment for the freedom of press and protection of journalists.

The provincial minister further said that on the directive of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, all possible steps were being taken for the protection and welfare of journalists in the province.

Minister Kamran Bangash expressed these views in a special statement issued from his office on Friday.

He said with this bill, more work will be done for the welfare of the journalist community. Journalists are the most valuable asset of the news agencies therefore their security and protection is very essential, for whole nation.

He said that working journalists are the backbone of the media industry and this law would bring about a revolutionary change in the overall condition of the working journalists that and would play an important role in providing protection to journalists.

The Provincial Minister further said that the Journalist Protection Bill was a sign of the government’s commitment to free media.

The provincial minister said that across the country and especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa I congratulate all the journalists on this occasion.

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