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Govt believes in independence of media: Shahid Khaqan

12 October, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the government believes in independence of media in an enabling environment to flourish, in playing a greater role towards nation building process.

He was addressing a meeting of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority held in Islamabad Wednesday.

Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs Musadiq Malik, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Absar Alam and senior officials of Information Ministry and PEMRA were present during the meeting.

Chairman PEMRA briefed the Prime Minister about overall working of the authority and highlighted various issues concerning the role of the organization.

During the briefing, the Prime Minister said that a strong, vibrant and responsible media has a critical role to play towards overall development of society, strengthening of the institutions, ensuring good governance and promoting basic values of the society.

He said that the present government firmly believes in independence of media and would continue to provide an enabling environment for the media to flourish and play even greater role towards the nation building process.

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