Governmentt fully believes in press freedom: Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Sunday said that the government fully believed in press freedom, thus rejecting the reports that the media was being pressurized in the country.

He made these remarks on popular microblogging site Twitter while lambasting a senior journalist’s claim about barring a media house from airing a comedic television show on its channel.

Faraz said that he stood by his statement, given to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Urdu, that the media was completely free and playing an active role in Pakistan.

“We have absolute faith in fundamental, constitutional and legal right of freedom of expression,” he said

He said that the government had neither issued media advice to any newspaper or television channel nor had it ever put any kind of pressure on them. Criticism on the government was being taken positively, the minister added.

Source: Pakistan Today

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