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Minister Pandey assures govt’s commitment to actualize WJA

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PALPA — Minister for Industry Som Prasad Pandey has clarified that the government was committed to implement the Working Journalist Act (WJA).

Speaking in the Western Development Regional level seminar organized by the Minimum Wages Fixation Committee (MWFC), Minister Pandey argued that the journalists may use different ways or to leave the profession to survive when they could not get required salary from the profession.

He urged the journalist to write on the developmental issues to expedite them for the journalists contributed a lot to establish the democracy.

On the occasion, MWFC chair Poshan KC urged the government to distribute the public welfare advertisements to the media proportionally.

Similarly, other journalists also urged the government to implement the WJA strictly.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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