Fawad for comprehensive plan to make APP financially stable institution

APP03-24 ISLAMABAD: September 24 Β– Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain is being briefed by Managing Director APP, Masood Malik during his visit to APP Headquarters. APP photo by Irfan Mahmood

ISLAMABAD, Sep 24 (APP):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday called for chalking out a comprehensive plan to make Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) a financially sound and stable institution.
Steps should be taken for bridging the gap between its income and expenses, he said during a presentation given to him on the occasion of his visit to the news agency’s headquarters after assuming charge of his office.
The minister stressed the need for better utilization of human resource to improve performance of the organization.
He emphasized the importance of local languages for APP’s correspondents working abroad to improve their working efficiency.
Fawad said APP should play a pro-active role in highlighting the country’s positive image internationally and for the purpose it should improve its coordination with the press attaches appointed at Pakistani missions abroad.
APP Managing Director Masood Ahmed Malik briefed the minister about the working of the institution, its servicesΒ and news exchange agreements with various foreign news agencies.
The minister on the occasions directed for providing necessary equipment to APP. Steps should be taken to broaden its network for further improving Pakistan’s image in the world, he added.