Islamabad: As per the latest news, Farrukh Habib, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, stated on Monday that members of the journalist community who had previously been excluded from the government housing plan would now be included in the Naya Pakistan Housing Project. During a press conference at the National Press Club, the minister announced the news.
In a statement to the media, the minister stated that though 68 percent of Punjab’s population is working-class, barely 1% of them own a home. Banks are offering low-interest housing loans to the middle class with better financial standing, which may be repaid over a period of up to 20 years.
He emphasized that journalists are a group that is sometimes overlooked, despite the fact that they serve a vital role in holding governments accountable, raising the voice of the oppressed, and speaking out on national security matters. Security for media personnel is essential, and the government will provide it through this program. The project will begin in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan’s twin cities, and will then be expanded to other cities.
The minister also noted that they are actively working on settling issues with media employees and journalists’ salaries.