KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday held a meeting with the governing body of Karachi Press Club (PKC) and journalists belonging to various media outlets in which he handed over Rs 10 million cheque to KPC President. In response, he was given honorary life time membership of KPC.
Speaking on the occasion, Sindh chief minister said: “It is honour for him to become a member of Karachi Press Club and now the doors of KPC will always remain open for me.” He thanked President KPC Fazil Jamili, General Secretary AH Khanzada and other members for honouring him with the membership.
He said: “People of Sindh are skilled in every sector of life, but some elements are reluctant to accept their talent. He said Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto also belonged to Sindh, and they both were recognized among influential figures of the world.
Shah said: “It is very important to write on any issue, and journalists of Karachi are not less than anyone to write against the government or any other issue. He said recently, media had increased its trust among the people. He said Sindh government had been serving the people since seven years, but some people were not ready to accept its achievements.
Discussing about the successes, he said despite bad economic condition of Sindh, but the government had constructed nine universities in different cities, opened 43,000 schools, and 80% of those have been constructed. He said through innovative ideas of former president Asif Ali Zardari, huge water filter plants had been installed in district Mithi.
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said that CM Sindh had always put soft corner for the journalists of Karachi Press Club and tried to resolve their issues personally. He said Pakistan People’s Party had always cared journalist and owing to that, the strong relation between the journalists and the Sindh government had emerged.
The KPC President appreciated Sindh chief minister for granting Rs 10 million to KPC. The KPC governing body presented the conventional gift of Ajrak to Sindh CM and those accompanying him.