Srinagar, Oct 12: In an emergency meeting held under the chairmanship of its President GH Kaloo and attended by respectable and senior members of Jammu Kashmir Press Association at Khidmat Complex Wednesday, problems being confronted by the Media Houses were discussed and then several decisions were taken unanimously.
According to the Spokesman of the JKPA, the members after debating and discussing the crisis emerging due to the discriminatory distribution of advertisements by the Information Department, it was unanimously resolved to work with determination for the betterment of the Media in J&K State in general and Kashmir valley in particular which remains in the grip of crisis in one form or the other.Besides the action taken by the Minister in charge Information Department, Chowdry Zulfkar Ali, against the Joint Director Information Department Kashmir Wing for committal of the alleged corrupt practices was highly appreciated. It needs to be stated that both the JDs of Kashmir and Jammu wings of the Information Department have been resorting to unfair distribution of advertisements and depriving the majority of Publishers of newspapers of their due share and quantity of Ads. The members expressed optimism that the Minister shall ensure fair distribution of advertisements among the Media Houses to discourage alleged favouritism and nepotism and allow the Fourth Estate to perform its professional obligations objectively. (CNS)