Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb, announced on Friday that the Federal Government had allocated Rs 1 billion in the budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 to provide health insurance for working journalists and media workers.
In a tweet, she expressed her delight about this allocation, which marks the first time such a provision has been made.
Delighted to announce that an allocation has been made in the budget for health insurance of working journalists for the first time ever. Rs 1 billion has been allocated in the budget for FY 2023-24. I am grateful to PM Shehbaz Sharif and FM Ishaq Dar for allocating funds for…
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) June 9, 2023
The minister extended her gratitude to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for allocating funds for this important measure.
As the Information Minister, Marriyum Aurangzeb emphasized that it was one of her goals to secure this facility for working journalists, particularly during these challenging times.
She highlighted that the federal budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 would rejuvenate the country’s journey of progress and development, as it had experienced four years of economic destruction, unemployment, chaos, and anarchy under the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government’s tenure.