Talking to a powerful media delegation comprising of such major media organizations as CPNE, (Council of Pakistani Newspapers Editors), PFUJ (Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists), APNS (All Pakistan Newspapers Society) , SAFMA ( South Asia Free Media Association) and APNEC
(All Pakistan Newspapers' Editors' Council) at the Election Commission on Thursday, he assured that Election Commission (EC) was fully prepared to execute free, fair and transparent elections at scheduled time; "regardless of any prevalent situation " he stressed , hoping that the occasion would entail full cooperation of all law enforcement agencies.
The Meeting also prayed for early recovery of local APNEC
Chairman Qurban Satti who is admitted in PIMS following a heart attack on Monday.
A meeting of the CPNE, the PFUJ, the PUJ and the APNEC
agreed that no negotiations would be held with the Punjab government, for the resolution adopted by the Punjab Assembly was no less than a "drone attack" on the media.
Awards in 62 categories will be presented at the annual APNEC
Conference May 5 in Monterey.
On the occasion, the interior minister also announced free plots for non-journalist media workers' APNEC
HOUSING SOCIETY COLONY, besides assisting disabled journalists.
The PFUJ vice president and the APNEC
general secretary also condemned the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly.
The rally was led by National Press Club President Afzal Butt, President of local chapter of APNEC
Qurban Satti, President APP Employees Union Bilal Thahim and President RIUJ Ashfaq Sajid.