RAWALPINDI: Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Akram Shaheedi has said that I&B Ministry is playing positive role for the promotion relations between government and media. He stated this while addressing function organized by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Constitutional) President Haji Muhammad Nawaz Raza in honour of former Information secretary Syed Anwar Mehmood on Saturday.
Akram Shaheedi pointed out that the press freedom was very vital in democracy, adding that PEMRA Ordinance pending in the National Assembly but the electronic media and print media was working freely and hurdles were removed in this regard. “The government is trying to provide all basic facilities to the journalists who are necessary for the freedom of the media and PEMRA November 3 restrictions were removed” he added.
He paid rich tributes to Syed Anwar Mehmood for his role for the promotion of the media during his service. On this occasion, Syed Anwar Mehmood said he did some thing for the welfare of the journalists as it was his duty and hoped that the new Secretary would maintain this tradition of work for the welfare of the media men. The PFUJ President Nawaz Raza said that the officer of I& B and journalists were belong from same class, adding that the Information Ministry was vital role for promoting of working relations between the government and press.-SANA