Directs information dept to make its social media wing functional, timely counter PTI’s ‘propaganda
KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah directed his department’s officials on Sunday to devise a comprehensive policy for the full-fledged advertising of the Sarsabz Sindh project – an initiative planned for making Sindh green with the target of planting 100 million trees in next five years.
Addressing a meeting of the Sindh information department, Shah, who also holds the portfolio of the provincial local government and forests ministers, directed the relevant officials to organise press briefings for the promotion of the Sarsabz Sindh project after every 15 days and consult of relevant departments on the matter.
Acknowledging the effectiveness of social media for spreading information in the current age, he further instructed the officials to make the department’s social media wing operational and share the links of the department’s social media pages with journalists and media houses.
“There should be a prompt rebuttal to the federal government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s fake propaganda,” he said, accusing Prime Minister Imran Khan of “appointing spokespersons to misguide citizens.”
He claimed that over the years, the Sindh government had carried out extensive development work, especially with respect to health, education and infrastructure building.
“This year, 2021, will be the year of the restoration of forests in Sindh,” he the provincial minister said, adding that fruit trees would be planted on the recovered land of the Sindh government.
He further claimed that the Sindh government was focusing on working for the welfare of journalists so that could work with liberty and effectively. In this regard, he directed the relevant authorities to ensure the provision of grants to press clubs and journalists associations.