JournalismPakistan.com December 11, 2014
ISLAMABAD: The government of Sindh has spent around Rs20 million of taxpayers’ money on foreign junkets of 41 journalists. A story in Daily JehanPakistan says the Sindh Information Ministry sponsored trip of 35 Sindhi journalists to Dubai while another six will fly to Turkey on December 14.
Over Rs12.2 million are being squandered on the Dubai trip while the Turkey excursion will cost around Rs5.8 million, the paper said. “The journalists are staying in luxury hotels in Dubai,” it said.
The paper also regreted the Sindh government is spending millions on leisure trips of some favourite journalists but has initiated no measures to help journalists’ families who were killed in targeted killings and bomb blasts.
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