Sharmila assumes charge as Information Advisor to CM
KARACHI — Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Information Ms Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday pledged that the PPP government would ensure freedom of media and encourages journalist community for performing their duties in free and safe environment.
Soon after taking charge as Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Ms Sharmila said it is the slogan of the PPP government to provide full freedom to media so as to resolve the political and social issues on priority basis.
She said the government attaches top priority to media including print and electronic, while it is also committed to support media persons at all levels. The journalist community has struggled for a free media over the past many decades and we appreciate it, she added.
“We want wages of media men should be raised to a significant level as they play vital role in helping government and civil society in resolving many lingering issues. The media as an important institution of the country, however, should also fulfil its obligations for good of people and the country,” she said.
The advisor said political parties should follow the charter of democracy through reconciliation and respect the mandate given by the masses to the PPP. The people have given a heavy mandate to the PPP so it will complete five-year-tenure, she said. She said the present government under the dynamic leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari is utilizing all available resources to improve the standard of life of the people, adding it is also taking all coalition partners and political parties on board and incorporating their views in formation of national policies. Sharmila said hectic efforts are being made to maintain peace across the country with the support of people belonging to all faiths. “We believe in reconciliation with all political, social and religious parties as they are the part of Pakistani society.
Those trying to create anarchy in the country will soon meet a major defeat by the PPP government and the people,” she concluded.
Source: The Nation