Pakistan accords top priority to freedom of expression, education: Marriyum

Islamabad, January 25, 2018 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that media which enjoys freedom of expression has a role in removing the ambience of mistrust in the country and reinforcing democracy. Co-chairing a discussion titled “Information and Entertainment Systems Stewards Meeting at Devos today, she said that ensuring freedom of expression and allowing free flow of information is one of the top priorities of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and since assuming power in 2013 it has made strenuous efforts in this regard.

The Minister of State said that Pakistan is currently in the process of implementation of CPEC and the role of information in safeguarding the news about it and ensuring regional prosperity could not be overemphasized. She said as far as the freedom of expression and free flow of information is concerned Pakistan is faithfully adhering to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of Fundamental Principles. She said, the government is also in the process of promulgating a law for the security and welfare of the journalists by seeking input from the journalist community.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said efforts are also underway for the revival of culture, national heritage and film industry which are considered essential ingredients for projecting the real and soft image of the country. She said Pakistan is according top priority to on the education and training of Youth as they constitute the majority of population of the country. The Minister said that Pakistan has a very vibrant social media used by all segments of the society to put their messages across and even the political leadership is increasingly relying on tweets for dissemination of their political messages.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk