Criticism with facts leads to improvement, development: PM AJK

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Islamabad: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Anwar Haq on Tuesday said that all issues including fair distribution of advertisements and payments to state newspapers will be resolved on a priority basis. He was talking to the delegation of All Kashmir Newspapers Society (AKNS) who met him here  at Jammu and Kashmir House.The prime minister said,”I am a writer myself. I respect writers. I believe in free press. Criticism must be done but based on facts with solid evidence, it leads to improvement. A disciplinary committee should be formed to categorize newspapers division-wise and district-wise, under which distribution and payment of advertisements to newspapers should be done and notice should be taken for reporting without facts.AJK Prime Minister that the problems of state newspapers will be solved on priority basis and distribution of advertisements to newspapers will be ensured. “False propagandists should be discouraged from the level of AKNS.”,he said.The Prime Minister said that the advertisement of any newspaper will not be suspended.Distribution of advertisements will be ensured with distinction between dummy newspapers and good circulated  newspapers. He said that under Right to Information, information can be obtained from any organization by putting a ticket with an application . If any organization does not provide information, the matter should be brought to notice and action will be taken. Due to misuse of social media, social evils are being born in the state. Legislation will be made in this regard. Moral values will be taken care of in Azad Kashmir. He emphasised on Al-Kashmir Newspaper Society to formed a committee to deal with such people who are becoming a  canker sore to  the society. He said that the state print media is the guarantor of Tehreek Azadi Kashmir, which will be fully supported. He said that the ad-hoc employees posted in Azad Kashmir are being brought into the system and those employees who are one year old will be given legal protection. The use of social media within the state is harming the print media. Everyone is becoming a journalist, which is causing huge problems in society. Strict legislation will be passed in this regard,he said.During the meeting AJK Minister for Finance  Abdul Majid Khan was also present on this occasion. AKNS delegation was included Amjad Choudhry President AKNS,Zaheer Jagwal Secretary General, Sher Baz Munir Chaudhry, Shafqat Zia, Tanveer Tanuli, Sardar Hameed, Javed Iqbal Chaudhry, Syed Akram Shah, Nisar Kayani, Chaudhry Khalid Anjum ,Mumtaz Khaksar, Abid Abbasi, Ijaz Khan, Mateen Khawaja and Mohiuddin Dar.

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