ISLAMABAD, Feb 3 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was playing its due role in steering institutions including the media industry out of financial crisis.
The incumbent government had released around Rs 400 million till date for the purpose so that the problems being faced by the media could be resolved to some extent, he said while talking to a private news channel.
The minister said the government had some limits, which it could not breach. While remaining in its limits, it would continue helping the media to cope with the financial crisis, he added.
He said no business in the private sector could be run only on the government aid. Same was the case of media, which would have to adopt modern ways and technology to run its affairs instead of depending on the government, he added.
The minister said the main issue was not the government’s cooperation, but the faulty structure of the media industry. No one in the media industry was adopting modern technology, and new trends and culture, without which there would be no progress.
` He cited a few media persons were receiving higher salaries, which were more than the total expenses of the respective media outlet. The media organizations had to control their expenses for their survival, he added.
He said the last regimes had left nothing in the national exchequer and that was why the PTI government was unable to give any Hajj subsidy.