Press enjoys total freedom in Pakistan -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Press enjoys total freedom in Pakistan

KARACHI – Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that there was total freedom of press in Pakistan.

Talking to the visiting Chinese Vice-Minister of Information, Wang Gounge, who met the governor with a six-member delegation on November 22, night.

The Advisor to Chief Minister on Information, Salahuddin Hyder, Secretary Information Mehtab Akbar Rashdi, Additional Secretary Aftab Khatri and other officials were also present on the occasion.

The governor said the press was an important pillar of democracy and his government’s policy towards it was quite liberal. He said that besides print media, attention was also paid to the promotion of electronic media and as a result 30 more electronic channels were about to commence their transmissions.

Under the obtaining conditions, he said, the press could make a significant contribution towards economic stability.

He also highlighted the opportunities for investment in the province, especially in Karachi.

He said that scores of Chinese experts and workers were working on various projects in Pakistan. Praising the spirit and dedication of Chinese, he said even in certain circumstances the spirit they demonstrated was appreciable.

The governor hoped that a model friendship between the two countries would receive a further boost and strength with exchange of delegations in various fields.

The leader of the delegation, Wang Gounge, paid tribute to Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and said the kind of interest Ebad showed in various matters was commendable. He said that Pakistan-China friendship was deep rooted and the two countries had very stable relations in every field.
Source: The News
Date:11/24/2004