April 01, 2015
LAHORE: Council of Pakistan Press Clubs and Regional Union of Journalists ended their eight-hour protest in front of Punjab Assembly after successful negotiations with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The News reported Wednesday that a delegation of journalists comprising Council of Pakistan Press Clubs Convener Arshad Ansari and President of Regional Union of Journalists Shafqat Hussain Gilani held a meeting with Sharif at the CM House.
Punjab government spokesperson Zaeem Hussain Qadri assured the journalists that development work on B, C and E housing blocks will start immediately.
He announced construction of journalists’ colonies at the center of all the Punjab districts besides provision of plots to journalists whose plots are missing. Punjab Journalists Housing Foundation has taken possession of F Block land and preparation of master development plan will start within a week, he said.
Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari said unity and strength of journalists has proved that no one could suppress them.