ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday praised the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) for promoting transparent journalism and educating people about corruption. He said this in his message included in the PCP annual performance report for 2015-16. Presenting the report to Mamnoon, the PSP said code of conduct was a must for a responsible journalist and the PCP was playing a pivotal role in this regard. PCP Chairman Salahuddin Mengal said the PCP was facing difficulties as it has no reasonable building for its office and it is housed in rented rooms. It has no source of income. Their Annual Report focuses on organizational structure, introduction, functions of secretariat, monitoring cell, details of complaints and suo motu notices, settled cases of inquiry commission, agenda of council’s 11th meeting, code of conduct, regulation, role in media and 12th session of general council. It is laid down in the Annual Report that the PCP had come into existence in 2002 and it is aimed to making the media answerable to society besides ensuring press freedom and protection of rights of the people. According to the report, four complaints with reference to news published are under consideration of CPC since 2015-16 which have been sent to the Inquiry Commission Islamabad. Eight complaints are with the Inquiry Commission Lahore and 93 with the Inquiry Commission Karachi. It has been requested that in these complaints it should be made binding on the editors of newspapers to abide by codes of conduct in terms of publication of news. Police and the Interior Ministry were also requested to take action on the threats being faced by journalists. The government was requested to arrest people behind the killings of journalists. Details of seminars addressed by Dr Mengal have also been provided in the report. A delegation of PCP led by Mengal called on President Mamnoon on Wednesday.