Islamabad (APP): Chief Minister, Gilgit- Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah on Wednesday called upon journalists to play their active role in welfare and development of the province. He was addressing an oath-taking ceremony of Gilgit-Baltistan Journalists Association here at the Gilgit Baltistan House.
Mehdi Shah said media is an important pillar of state, therefore, great responsibility lies on journalists to use their pen for welfare of society. He said media criticism should be constructive, purposeful and for the guidance of the government. Chief Minister asked the media to highlight importance of new system in Gilgit-Baltistan for which Pakistan People Party (PPP) had struggled over the decades.
He assured the journalists to resolve their problems on priority and pledged to try his best to provide them facilities being enjoyed by mediapersons in other parts of the country. Earlier, President Gilgit-Baltistan Journalist Association, Karim Madad and Chairman Akbar Hussain Akbar apprised the gathering about the aims and objective of forming the association and problems being faced by the journalists.