August 28, 2021
ISLAMABAD—The oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected executive body of the Parliamentary Reporters Association was held here at the Parliament House on Friday.
Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Deputy Chairman Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Senators Abdul Qadir, and Danesh Kumar, along with other distinguished parliamentarians, also graced the occasion.
Sanjrani, during his address, said that media creates a better connection between the public and legislators and supports the public by keeping them informed. "Hopefully, these elected officials will fulfill their responsibilities in a professional manner," he said, adding that: "Press Gallery is very important part of Parliament, and I will try my best to solve the problems of PRA members."
He also pledged a grant of Rs 1 million to PRA in his capacity. He said that we would facilitate journalists and send them to the assemblies of all the provinces. In addition, the chairman announced assistance of Rs300,000 for families of journalists who died from coronavirus.
The Parliamentary Reporters Association awarded seasoned journalists M. Ziauddin and Nusrat Javeed lifetime achievement awards. PRA President Siddique Sajid and Secretary Asif Bashir Chaudhry also addressed the gathering.
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