Ambika Soni hails PM’s Indo-Pak WC semi-final game invitation to Pak leaders

March 26th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Ambika Soni New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s decision to invite his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari to watch the forthcoming India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final, which will held in Mohali on March 30.

“It’s a big initiative taken by Prime Minister by inviting president and prime minister of Pakistan. Its not just the matter of watching cricket, one team would lose and one would win, that’s really not an issue,” Soni said.

“Cricket should be played in sporting manner, but the invitation of Prime Minister will spread a message among the public of both the country, which is quite appreciating,” she added.

She said this at the sideline of the first regional conference of South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), in New Delhi.

Addressing the conference, Soni said that the government should take steps to attract more women to take up journalism as a profession.

“When women write, they give a more humane angle to stories, especially on the issues of women and children. More women should come to journalism and the government should work as a facilitator, arranging training and taking care of issues like housing which sometimes pose a hurdle to them. The government should play a major role to solve all these problems,” Soni said.

She added that the journalists of the country should be more sensitive in reporting issues, especially related to vulnerable sections of the society. (ANI)

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