PM highlights importance of media
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that his government believed in freedom of press.
The prime minister stated this while chairing a meeting about reforms in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the role of Press Information Department in projecting the government’s social welfare and economic development initiatives and highlighting positive image of the country and future policy in that regard
He said that ministry of information and broadcasting should take effective steps in highlighting the government’s economic development agenda.
The prime minister while emphasizing the use of modern technology in Information Ministry underscored the need for the training of officers concerned to effectively use social media and other modern skills to counter the national and international propaganda with facts and logic.
He assured the Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan of all out support and cooperation in protecting the rights of media workers.
The prime minister was briefed about performance of information ministry, its manpower, its role in making harmony with other ministries to highlight performance of various federal ministries. Various proposals were also given about usage of modern technology regarding digital media.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Shahbaz Gill, Secretary Information Zahida Parveen and senior officials.