ISLAMABAD: With certain responsibility, freedom of press is preserved in the constitution, said Chairman Press Council of Pakistan Justice (Rtd) Javed Iqbal while meeting with Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani. In his first meeting after his appointment as Chairman Press Council, Javed Iqbal said the freedom of press with certain responsibilities towards the nation and country is enshrined in the Constitution. He said he firmly believed that a strong and responsible media is key to the development of a society.
The Information Minister expressed hope that the appointment of Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal will augur well for the government-press relations and will go a long way in achieving the objectives of the Press Council. President All Pakistan Newspapers Society Hameed Haroon, Secretary General CPNE Wamiq Zuberi, President PFUJ Huma Ali and Secretary General Islamabad Press Club Afzal Butt were also present on the occasion.
They reposed confidence in the new Chairman of Press Council and assured their full cooperation to him in the performance of his institutional duties. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Tariq Azeem Khan and Secretary Information Syed Anwar Mahmood were also present during the meeting.-SANA