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Minister orders timely help to journalists under Endowment Fund

By Bureau report
December 06, 2023

PESHAWAR: KP Caretaker Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, Mian Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel, has instructed the officials to accelerate the processing of the applications filed to resolve the financial difficulties of journalists under the Journalist Welfare Endowment Fund Rules.

During a meeting of the Journalists Endowment Welfare Fund Committee at the Civil Secretariat, he emphasized the need for comprehensive submissions to the committee to ensure timely assistance for journalists, said a handout.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Minister of Information and Public Relations Barrister Feroze Jamal Kakakhel. — APP/File
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Minister of Information and Public Relations Barrister Feroze Jamal Kakakhel. — APP/File

The meeting, attended by officials including Secretary Information and Public Relations Syed Jabbar Shah, Director General Information and Public Relations Muhammad Imran Khan, Director Public Relations Liaquat Amin, Press Registrar Ansarullah Khilji and committee members Budget Officer Finance Department Muhammad Ayub, President Press Club Peshawar Arshad Aziz Malik, and President of Mardan Press Club Bakht Muhammad discussed ongoing work on amendments to the fund rules.

Kakakhel urged expediting the amendments, particularly focusing on improving unemployment and pension allowances to better support senior journalists facing financial challenges.He stressed the importance of regular fund-related meetings to avoid delays in processing financial assistance requests.

The second meeting of the committee chaired by the minister considered and approved the applications from journalists seeking financial support.