JournalismPakistan.com June 04, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid Thursday assured Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) of devising a mechanism to pay salaries to BOL News Television staff.
He also assured the union that announcement of eighth Wage Board would be made soon if media owners failed to nominate their representatives for consultation.
The PFUJ had earlier announced disrupting inauguration ceremony of the Metro Bus and protest in front of Parliament House against the government’s decision to block transmission of the upcoming channel and its bank accounts.
Before commencement of the journalists protest against the government Thursday, the minister reached the National Press Club to resolve the issues through dialogue. “We have consulted our legal team and all BOL workers will be paid their salaries within a week,” he said.
The minister said that all other issues would also be resolved amicably through negotiations with the PFUJ President Afzal Butt and his team.
“The media owners will be asked for the last time to nominate their representatives for the Wage Board and if they don’t do so, we will announce the award,” he said.
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