Govt firmly believes in freedom of press: PM

MNA National Desk: Reiterating that the government firmly believes in freedom of press, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the journalists to play a constructive role for the country’s development.

She said this while distributing assistance among journalists from Bangladesh Journalists’ Welfare Trust at a function at her office.

A total of 113 journalists suffering from various diseases and financially insolvency and family members of the journalists who have died in different incidents were given the financial assistance.

Chaired by Information Minister and Chairman of the Trust Hasanul Haq Inu, the function was addressed, among others, by PM’s Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, State Minister for Information Tarana Halim and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on information Ministry AKM Rahmatullah, President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Molla Jalal and secretary general Shaban Mahmud, President of haka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Abu Jafar Surjo and General Sectary Sohel Haider Chowdhury, Information Secretary Abdul Malek and PIB Director General Shah Alamgir.


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