Friday, January 27

Media has a huge Responsibility during Electoral Process: Governor Sindh

Karachi, April 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): Governor Sindh Mr. Mohammad Zubair has said that successful completion of electoral process and establishment of next Government would usher a new era in the history of the country and we must all play our roles in this regard. This he said while talking with a 8-member delegation of Karachi Press Club (KPC) here today. The delegation members included President Mr. Ahmed Khan Malik, Secretary Mr. Maqsood Ahmed Yousufi, Treasurer Mr. Moosa Kaleem and members of Governing body Mr. Abul Hasan, Mr. Kafeel Uddin Faizan, Mr. Naeem Akbar Sahoutara, Mr. Shams Keerio and Ms. Shazia Hasan. Mr. Nasir Uddin Mahmood was also present in this occasion.

Matters regarding freedom of press, political and economic situation of the country, problems being confronted by journalists, performance of Karachi Press Club, grant for KPC also came under discussion during the meeting. He said that it was very fortunate that second successive parliament was completing its term and despite all rumours senate elections were held on time. The next general elections would ensure formation of new Government which would inherit strong economy and improved law and order, to accelerate the pace of development of the country, he added. Government Sindh said that today’s Pakistan was totally different than 2013.

The two main problems faced by the country five years ago have been resolved which have resulted in investment in every sector of the economy, he observed. Governor Sindh further said that continuation of democratic process was the most essential ingredient for the progress of economy. If the policies continued for a foreseeable future, the economy flourish and investments are made in huge numbers, he observed.Governor Sindh further added that tough decisions are required for making the economy stable and strong.

Initiatives taken by the present government are reflection of its commitment in this regard, he opined Commenting on the tax amnesty announced by the Prime Minister, while answering a question, and Governor Sindh said that all major business and trade bodies were on board on this amnesty. Investors and Businessmen have fully endorsed this scheme which would be helpful in boosting the economy of the country further, he added. While emphasizing upon the role of media, Governor Sindh said that media has the huge responsibility of guiding the masses towards right path, during the electoral process.

It must highlight the economic policies of main political parties to ensure that masses cast their votes for the best party for the future of Pakistan, he added. Governor Sindh said that media as an opinion builder has a huge responsibility which it must discharge with total commitment, honesty and dedication. News and analysis based on facts and reality must be conveyed to the masses without ifs and buts, as it was their right, he added.

He said that it was also the obligation of voters to choose the best candidates during next general elections according to their performance of the past. They have a choice as three different parties have governments in three provinces, he opined. KPC Secretary Mr. Maqsood Yousufi asked Governor Sindh to convey Mr. Shahbaz Sharif to address meet the press at KPC during his proposed visit of Karachi, which Governor Sindh agreed to convey.

For more information, contact:
Advisor to Governor (Higher Education and Media)
Sindh Governor House
Tel: +92-21-99201216-7, +92-21-99201201-3