New Delhi, 24 june 2010: Addressing a conference of Urdu editors, the CM of Delhi Mrs Shiela Dixit said on Thursday that the government was committed to solving the problems faced by Urdu newspapers and proposed to set up a seven-member committee for that purpose. She further assured the editors that a system would be evolved to ensure that all the small and big newspapers get maximum number of advertisements. Responding to the proposal that since the problems of the minorities are generally raised by the Urdu newspapers, the advertisements involving minorities should be given to Urdu newspapers, she said that it was a good proposal and would be considered.
On the question of providing a place for Urdu Press Club, the Chief Minister said that for the time being a hall in the Old Secretariat of Delhi could be modified and used as Urdu Press Club. Computers and internet facilities will be provided in the club, she assured.
She also said that the DIP had been told to appoint temporary Information Officer as long as Urdu Information Officer was not appointed.
The conference was presided over by Minister for Industries, Harun Yusuf and attended by Health Minister Prof. Kiran Walia, Urdu Academy Vice-Chairman Prof. Akhtarul Wasay, Khalid Anwar, Dr Aziz Burney, Masoom Muradabadi, Anis Azmi and Marghoob Haider Abdi.
Source: Hamara Samaj, New Delhi