Governor tells journalists not indulge in sensationalism -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Governor tells journalists not indulge in sensationalism

QUETTA- Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amirul Mulk Mengal has called upon the journalists to desist from publishing news creating sensation and hatred amongst various segments and urged them to play their effective role for promoting fraternity, unity and brotherhood.

Inaugurating Internet facility at the Quetta Press Club (QPC) the governor said the journalist should guide the nation towards a right direction and it was their responsibility to keep the nation aware regarding facts about the very incident.

He said the government had ensured the freedom of press in the country for the “first time” and there was no restriction on the press. He, however, added that it was up to the journalists to discharge their responsibilities to the best of their conscience. The government has always welcomed positive criticism and had sought suggestions from the press, he said. The government would not allow any element to indulge in anti-state activities, he said. It is the responsibility of the journalists to pinpoint such elements. He lauded the role of the Balochistan press for making a close liaison between the government and the people.

Expressing his profound grief over a tragic incident in which a newspaper hawker was killed, the governor said he had directed the concerned police officials and other law enforcement agencies to take effective measures to stop such incidents in future.

Source: The News
Date:3/22/2000