Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday (August 5) directed all ministries to submit their performance report to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting so that the people could be informed about the delivery by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s government during its
first year in the office.
He was chairing a review meeting of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and its allied institutions in Islamabad. Underscoring the pivotal role of Information Ministry, the Prime Minister said Pakistan Television represents national identity, culture and civilization and our values. The Prime Minister urged the PTV administration to create such programmes that highlight Pakistanism and reflect our social norms in true sense.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan while giving briefing to the meeting said the process of appointment of Information Commissioners under Right of Access to Information Act 2017 has been completed.
She said interim wage board has been announced while work on compiling eighth wage award is in process.
The meeting was informed that Ministry of Information saved an amount of 200 million rupees last year under Prime Minister’s austerity drive. In addition, a sum of 1.5 billion rupees was paid to retired employees of allied institutions of the ministry including APP and PBC.