Kishtwar journalists demand Press Club

The working journalists of Kishtwar Sunday demanded a Press Club at the district headquarter town.

The journalists put forth their demand during a meeting held here, in which they also discussed several key issues concerning them.

“Press Club for Kishtwar has been a pending demand since long. In 2017, the former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sanctioned Rs 10 lakh for the same purpose, but nothing has been done on the ground till date,” they said.

“We have approached the district administration several times regarding the demand for a Press Club in the district,” Waseem Akram Butt, a journalist, said.

Another Journalist, Sheetal Sharma, said that the media persons in the district are working sans several facilities, the main being Prees Club.

“Due to the lack of a Press Club in the district, press conferences are either held in private restaurants or in public places like Dak Bungalow and Tourists Reception Centre,” said another journalist, Shafqat Shaheen Sheikh.

They appealed to the Governor’s administration to look into their demand and redress their issue.

The meeting was attended by Dar Mohsin, Shafqat Shaheen Sheikh, Waseem Akram Butt, Azhar Ali Butt, Sheetal Sharma, Ashiq Dev, Mohsin Raja, Bilal Bhallesi, Muntasir Giri, Asif Butt, Ishtyaq Butt, Imtyaz Butt and Ravi Vanshi.