SRINAGAR: The office bearers and executive members of the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) Saturday met Secretary Information, Sarmad Hafeez here over the issues concerning the media fraternity in the State.
Director Information, Tariq Ahmad Zargar, Joint Director Information Sajid Yehaya Naqash and Joint Director Information Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Hakak were also present during the interaction.
During the meeting, the KEG members raised various issues including timely accreditation of the journalists, launching of journalist welfare scheme, making Press Club Srinagar fully functional, bringing non-accredited journalists under the ambit of recently announced health insurance scheme for media-persons and rationalization of advisement distribution.
The Secretary Information assured the Editors that the government has initiated various measures to ensure the growth of the newspapers and socio-economic security of the journalists.
The KEG members who were present at the meeting include Rashid Makhdoomi (printer and publisher, Greater Kashmir), Bashir Manzar (editor, Kashmir Images), Haji Mohammad Hayat (printer, publisher and chief editor, Kashmir Reader), Tahir Mohi-ud-Din (editor Chattan), Manzoor Anjum (editor Uqab), Ghulam Jeelani Qadri (editor Afaaq), Raja Mohi-ud-Din (editor, Tameel-e-Irshad), Haroon Rashid Shah (editor, Nidai-e-Mashriq), Sajjad Haider (editor, Kashmir Observer), Masood Hussain (editor, KashmirLife) and Shafat Kira (editor, Kashmir Vision).