April 09 , 2017

Govt believes in freedom of expression: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday congratulated newly elected President of the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Dastoor Group) Mazhar Iqbal and other office bearers.

In a message of felicitation, the Minister of State said that free media is playing pivotal role in creating and shaping public opinion and strengthening of society.

"Media is sword arm of democracy and acts as watchdog to protect public interest," she added. She said that government believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of independent and responsible media.

She extended her best wishes to the newly elected body and prayed for their success in all endeavours to safeguard the interest of journalist community and uphold independence of media.



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