Media playing role of vanguard in fight against coronavirus


Islamabad, 31 March 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says the government will continue providing all possible facilities for promotion of independent and responsible media.

She was talking to representatives of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, and Pakistan Broadcasters Association in Islamabad.

The Special Assistant said the PTI government fully believes in the basic democratic right of freedom of expression.

She said freedom of media and democracy are complementary to each other.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said resolution of the problems attached with the media industry is our top priority.

She said Prime Minister Imran Khan has given clear directions for payment of the outstanding amount of media houses. She said there should not be any delay in payment of the dues.

The Special Assistant said journalists and media are playing the role of vanguard in the fight against coronavirus.

She said welfare of journalists and media workers is among priorities of the government.