Govt committed to provide security, insurance, risk coverage to media: Ranjha

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ISLAMABAD, May 3 (APP): Parliamentary Secretary for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha Tuesday said that the government was committed to provide security, insurance and risk coverage to the media houses and working journalists.

Addressing the participants of seminar “World Press Day Right to information legislation and safety of journalists” he said several steps had been taken by Information Ministry for the well-being of journalist community including provision of financial assistance in case a journalist loses his life while performing his duty.

The government, he said, would take all possible steps to help the families of martyred journalists who lost their lives while performing their professional duties.