Pakistan committed to press freedom & journalists’ welfare: Solangi
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi on
Thursday said the government was committed to the freedom of media and the well-being of
media workers, ARY News reported.
The minister expressed the caretaker government’s commitment during his meeting with
representatives of the National Press Club, Parliamentary Reporters Association, and Rawalpindi
Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ).
The representatives of the media bodies also held a meeting separately with the Federal Secretary
for Information and Broadcasting and Principal Information Officer and briefed them about the
role of media in national progress.
Productive proposals for development of media came under discussion during the meetings in
which all the stakeholders agreed to work together for evolving a practical framework based on
the national development agenda and the government’s priorities.
During his meeting with the media representatives, the minister highlighted the role played by
the people associated with the newspaper industry in safeguarding the public’s right to
As regards the discussions held a few days ago concerning the problems faced by the newspaper
industry, he said unbiased opinions were shared in that regard.
He reiterated that the government firmly believed in the freedom of media and the well-being of
The minister said journalists had the right to visit all the places in search of news. While
upholding the rights to freedom of expression and information, the government had no intention
of imposing any restrictions on a journalist’s movements, he added.
Solangi said he would soon hold a meeting with the representatives of Parliamentary Reporters
Association and other bodies during the Senate session.
Source: Ary News