In a new initiative, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, the Punjab government has announced residential plots for journalists, reporters, cameramen, and photographers.
The announcement came in a meeting held at the CM house on Monday where CM Punjab Mohsin Nqvi gave the groundbreaking news to the members.
He stated that a transparent balloting scheme will be introduced and a 15% quota will also be set for journalists in residential plots.
He stated that wherever I go, I am met with journalists and people from the media industry stating that they don’t have the proper infrastructure and it’s difficult to make ends meet.
He announced the provision of 3,300 residential plots for the media industry and the balloting process will be overseen by RUDA.
In this scheme, reporters are to be allotted a 7 marla plot while the cameramen and photographers will be eligible for a 3 marla plot through transparent balloting.
An advertisement was launched on January 22 which showed the eligibility criteria for the acquisition of these residential plots.
Naqvi also sympathised with the media industry stating that only a handful of them lead a good lifestyle while the majority struggles to make ends meet.