Delegation of Sukkur Press Club calls on Prime Minister

Raja Pervez Ashraf

A delegation of Sukkur Press Club (SPC) led by Saeed Jahan Alias Lala Asad called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf here at the Prime Minister House.

The Prime Minister said he was pleased to learn that Sukkur Press Club has a tradition of visiting various parts of the country to have first hand information of events and issues.

The Prime Minister said that Islam ordains its followers to see for themselves and investigate before testifying.

It is all the more necessary for media persons as they have to report on sensitive issues which have an impact on millions of people, he added.
The Prime Minister hailed the role of media in general and Sukkur Press Club in particular for upholding and supporting the cause of democracy in Pakistan.

The president SPC thanked the government for providing the club a grant of Rs. 105 million for building a complex which has an auditorium as well as other facilities and can compete with any modern press club of the world.

He informed the Prime Minister that the complex also has a video conference facility which can link the club to the rest of the world.

Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira and Minister for Political Affairs Maoula Buksh Chandio attended the meeting.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013

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