ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said that the government believed in freedom of expression and steps were being taken to protect rights of media workers and journalists.
He said, during separate meetings with a delegation of PFUJ Workers President senior journalist Pervez Shaukat and senior journalist Farooq Faisal Khan, Founder Chairman of Journalists Panel at National Press Club.
He further said approval of the Journalists Protection Bill by Parliament was a practical step of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
Moreover, the minister said that media workers were facing problems of non-payment of salaries and dues and passage of the Journalists Protection Bill would protect rights of media workers and journalists.
Meanwhile, PFUJ President Pervez Shaukat appreciated the efforts of all government members of the Parliament including Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on the approval of the Journalists Protection Bill.
Pervez Shaukat described the opposition’s stance against passage of the Journalists Protection Bill as reprehensible.
Source: Daily Times