Fawad Chaudhry, The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, said on Wednesday that his ministry will resume the enlightenment of new reforms, a process which had initially begun in 2018.

The minister also announced new plans to grant loans to young filmmakers, terming the revival of film and drama a “first priority”.

Amongst a flurry of announcements that he made on his official Twitter account was the revelation that the archaic PTV News will also be converted into an HD channel by 1 June 2021.

He added, “PTV Sports will also be made an HD channel in the same year”.

Regarding journalists and the reaffirmation of digital attendance in the country, he added that reporters and journalists will be given living reservations under PM Imran Khan’s housing scheme. Health cards will also be issued to individuals from print and electronic media.

More importantly, he explained that the government will ensure payment of the salaries of those working in the digital market, commenting that “we’ll fully support the digital media”.

Previously appointed as the Minister of Information and Technology in August 2018, Fawad Chaudhry was reappointed in the same capacity following a major reshuffle of the federal cabinet recently.