Sindh Information Department Secretary Nadeem-ur-Rehman Memon has said that the issues of journalists and press clubs would be resolved on a priority.

This he said while presiding over the 5th follow-up meeting of the members of the committee to resolve the issues of journalists of Karachi Press Club (KPC), which was held in his office on Tuesday.

He said that relevant development authorities were being sensitized to prepare a development plan for the plots allocated to the journalists. In the meeting, the Information Secretary suggested the Director General (DG) Malir Development Authority (MDA) Najabuddin Sahito to hold a meeting with the KPC office-bearers to streamline the allotment of the plots and the development of the KPC Journalists Housing Society at Taiser Town in Malir.

KPC President Saeed Sarbazi and Secretary Shoib Ahmed briefed the secretary about the development issues of the allotted land and also the issue of the additional allotment of 700 plots to the KPC Journalists Housing Society.

On this occasion, Director General (DG) Layar Development Authority (LDA) Syed Shabiul Hassan told the meeting that PC-I of the development plan of more than 1,380 plots of Block 2, 3, 3A, 3A1 and Block 68 of KPC Journalists Housing Society had been submitted to the local government for the release of funds.

Secretary Information while concluding the meeting said that further necessary correspondence would made in the light of the meeting with all the relevant departments like the land utilization department, local government, LDA, and MDA regarding the issues about the allotment of plots as well as the development of the allotted plots to the KPC Journalists Society.

The meeting was also attended by Director General Public Relations, Information Department, Muhammad Saleem Khan, Additional Secretary Local Government Department Liaquat Ali Bhatti, Deputy Secretary Land Utilization Department Ghazanfer Ali Abbasi, Director Information Akhtar Ali Surhio, Deputy Director MDA Mohammad Liaque Ahmed, Additional Deputy Commissioner Malir Nawab Sameer, Assistant Commissioner Mauripur Muhammad Ashraf Sangri, Deputy Director Land MDA Zeeshan Ahmed Khan and Deputy Director Information Sahib Khan Bhand.