Strong, vibrant media has critical role to play towards development: PM



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


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


Minister of State for Information Ms. Maryam Aurangzeb, SAPM on Media Affairs Dr. Mussadiq Malik, Chairman PEMRA Mr. 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 mandate 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


Originally published by NNI

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