Media has critical role to play towards overall development of society: PM Abbasi

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said that a strong, vibrant and responsible media has a critical role to play towards overall development of society, strengthening of the institutions, ensuring good governance and promoting basic values of the society, but with fair amount of responsibility.

The Prime Minister made these assertions in a maiden briefing by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) at the PM Office.

Chairman PEMRA, Absar Alam gave a detailed briefing to the Prime Minister about overall working of the authority and highlighted various issues concerning the mandatory role of the organization.

The Prime Minister said that the present government firmly believed in independence of media and would continue to provide an enabling environment for the media to flourish and play even greater role towards the nation building process.

Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs Dr Mussadiq Malik, Secretary to PM Fawad Hassan Fawad and senior officials of Information Ministry and PEMRA were present during the meeting.

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