As the international community observed World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid tribute to the journalists across the world, particularly those in Pakistan, for their commendable work to inform and educate the people.
“On World Press Freedom Day, I pay glowing tributes to journalists across the world, particularly those in Pakistan for the commendable work they are doing to inform and educate the people,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. He said the environment in which the journalists worked was often full of challenges and risks and yet they never faltered in their responsibility. “The watchdog role of journalism has helped the ideas of democracy and transparent governance evolve,” he commented.
Meanwhile Federal Minister for Law and Justice Senator Azam Nazir Tarar on Wednesday said that the promotion of freedom of the press was indispensable for the supremacy of law. In his message on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the law minister said that the current government and the Ministry of Law were committed to solving all media-related issues.
He said that he paid tribute to brave and courageous journalists. He said that he felt proud of the journalists who put their lives at risk and do their professional duty. He said that the services of journalists who carried out their duties impartially would always be remembered. A free press was the backbone of democracy and the rule of law, he added. The minister said that media played a very important role in the development of any society. The role of independent media was very important in conveying the voice of the marginalized sections to the government, he added.—NNI