KARACHI – The Sindh government is ready to establish a Journalists’ Training Academy at Karachi University if media houses and senior journalists extend support.
These views were expressed by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, while addressing a World Press Freedom Day programme at a local hotel, on Saturday.
There are no proper arrangements for training of reporters, editorial staff and other newsmen, the CM said.
“The Sindh government would establish a training academy at Mass Communication Department of the University of Karachi if media houses, press clubs and senior journalists support us,” he said.
He asked for unity among working journalists, adding, strengthening of democracy is linked to free media.
The government is currently financially assisting press clubs and newsmen but the media houses and owners of channels do not play their due role in this regard, he concluded. – PPI