Bill for welfare, security of journalists to be submitted in Federal Cabinet next week: Maryam Aurangzeb


ISLAMABAD Oct 12 (TNS): For the welfare and security of the journalists the initial document for lawmaking will be submitted to the Federal Cabinet next week, said Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb in the senate standing committee meeting.

The bill contains the suggestion regarding the establishment of the welfare fund for the wellbeing of the journalists, she said.

Maryam Aurangzeb said that in the welfare fund 50 % of the fund will be contributed by the government and media owners.  And the UN guidelines regarding the welfare and safety of journalists were also included in the bill. All journalist associations were consulted regarding the suggested bill and many of their suggestions were made part of the bill.

In the preparation of the particular bill Maryam Aurangzeb has played an important role said senator Farhat ullah Babar and other members of the senate. Chairman Kamil Ali Agha said that all the preparation and consultation credit goes to Maryam.

Maryam said that in the preparation of bill the members of senate and national assembly helped a lot.