Srinagar, Jan 08: In a major significant development the Jammu and Kashmir one of the veteran journalist Muhammad Saleem Pandit in capacity of the maiden president of Press Club Kashmir (PCK) Monday inaugurated the 9-HB building of PCK also known as Aiwan-e-Sahafat at Polo View in Srinagar.
Besides a galaxy of journalists a Srinagar deputy commissioner Syed Abid Rasheed Shah and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Imtiyaz Ismail were also present on the occasion.
Earlier on 04 Jan, the Director Information & Public Relations, Mr Muneer-ul-Islam formally handed over the possession of the 9-HB Building and the premises at Polo View, Srinagar to the office-bearers of the Press Club Kashmir.
The possession letter of the building was handed over to Mohammad Saleem Pandit, President Press Club Kashmir and Bureau Chief Times of India on the directions of the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti to make the maiden Aiwan-e-Sahafat in Srinagar functional at the earliest.
The Chief Minister expressed the hope that the Aiwan-e-Sahafat in Srinagar would not only come up as the first facility of its kind for the media fraternity in Srinagar but also become a hub of intellectual discourse.
She said the Government has initiated various measures for the welfare of the journalists in the State during the past three years and many more initiatives are in the pipeline. (KNB)