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PCI Sub-Committee arrives in Srinagar on weeklong visit

Committee to meet Media Owners, Editors, Journalists to take first-hand appraisal of issues confronting Media in Kashmir; Panel to visit Jammu, Ladakh separately

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: The 3-Member Sub-Committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) headed by Mr S N Sinha arrived here today on a weeklong visit to Kashmir to discuss the issues facing the media in J&K.

The other members of the Sub-Committee include Mr C K Nayak, Dr Suman Gupta and Mr Naveen Joshi.

The committee members were received at the Srinagar International Airport by the Director Information, Mr Muneer-ul-Islam and other officers of the Directorate of Information.

During their stay in the Valley, the PCI Sub-Committee members will be meeting the Media Owners, Editors and Journalists at Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla to take first-hand appraisal of the issues confronting the Media in Kashmir.

The Sub-Committee members are also scheduled to meet the Governor, Mr N N Vohra, the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah, Information Minister, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu and Director General Police Dr S P Vaid.

The Sub-Committee will be visiting Jammu and Ladakh separately to interact with the media-persons there. The Sub-Committee had earlier visited the State in June 2012.