National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Wednesday asked the media to project a soft image of Pakistan in the world by highlighting positive developments in the country. The electronic media should allocate at least one hour for telecast of positive news about the country as it would help change the negative perception about Pakistan abroad, he added.
The Speaker was speaking at the oath taking ceremony of newly-elected office-bearers of Parliamentary Reporters Association (PRA) here at the Parliament House. Sardar Ayaz said a British parliamentary delegation, which visited Pakistan a couple of weeks back, during a meeting with him had observed that the Pakistan they had seen here was far different from the one they used to see on media. Pakistan’s picture portrayed by the media was not positive, which was far from reality, the parliamentarians said. Similarly, he said a European Union delegation, which called on him on Tuesday, also remarked that their perception of Pakistan was different before themselves seeing the country.