State Minister for Information Tarana Halim yesterday said that the file on the 9th wage board for journalists is now awaiting the Prime Minister’s approval. “We have sent the file to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with a proposal of forming a 13-member committee for implementing the 9th wage board for the journalists. It is now awaiting approval,” she said at a view exchange meeting with journalists at her office in the Secretariat.The meeting was held to inform the journalists about the ministry’s future plans.The wage board will be declared soon after the Prime Minister’s approval, Tarana said. “We expect that the issue of the 9th wage board will be disposed of soon,” the state minister said, adding that journalists’ interests would get priority in the wage board over the interest of the newspaper owners.In the meeting, she informed about a plan of conducting a publicity campaign titled ‘Branding Bangladesh’ to publicize the country’s development and prospects at the upazila and district levels and in different foreign missions.
Direction has already been given to the Department of Films and Publications (DFP) to take measures regarding the publicity campaign, the state minister added.
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