Peshawar: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has felicitated the journalist community of the province for the brilliant success of Khyber Union of Journalists KHUJ in the elections of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists PFUJ.
In a statement he congratulated senior journalists Shamim Shahid, Ziaul Haq, Arshad Aziz Malik, Saiful Islam Saifi and Samin Jan of KHUJ for their election as office bearers of the central body of journalists in the country and said that election of five journalists from the province for various slots of PFUJ is a great honour for the province and an acknowledgement of the struggle made by the journalists community of the province for promoting high journalistic values and their sacrifices rendered in the line of professional duties.
Mr. Khattak expressed the hope that the newly elected office bearers of PFUJ will play their due role in promoting high journalistic values in society and projecting the issues of the province at national and international level.
He urged the media community to project the agenda of change of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government especially its endeavours for uprooting the menace of corruption in government machinery in larger national interest as well as guide the provincial government in this regard.
“Journalists are supposed to pinpoint the mistakes and weaknesses of the government but they also have to apprise the people of the goods the government is doing for the masses specially for the poor to encourage us accordingly”, he added.
The Chief Minister said PTI believed in freedom of media and freedom of expression and information and hence would welcome every positive criticism of media introducing right to information bill was ample proof of our sincerity to legalize this freedom for all and sundry, he concluded.