‘Govt sincere about 9th wage board award’

22nd May, 2019 10:30:33 printer

State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hasan on Wednesday said the government is sincere about the implementation of the 9th wage board award for journalists, reports BSS.  

“Present government is media friendly . . . media enjoys complete freedom under this government. As far as I know, the 9th wage board award will be declared soon,” he said while exchanging views with journalists at his secretariat office here.

Information secretary Abdul MaleK and other high officials of the ministry were present.

The state minister sought cooperation from media in discharging his responsibility and said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given me the responsibility of the state minister for the information ministry. I want to work following her guidelines. I seek cooperate from you all”.

He said the responsibility of the information ministry is to highlight the development activities of the government alongside building relations with the people.

“I want to do that job in consultation with the information minister,” he added.

“Media is completely free . . . it is our responsibility to work for you and I want to discharge this responsibility properly, sincerely and honestly,” he said.

Murad said the information ministry does many important works of the government. “I want to work together with the information minister to build relations between the government and the people,” he added.