ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says the government will extend all possible assistance and support in promotion of free press and development of vibrant media in the country.

In a message, he congratulated the newly elected representative body of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors.

The Prime Minister extended his deepest congratulations to Zia Shahid on being elected as President and Ijaz ul Haq as Secretary.

He also highlighted the vital role of print media in strengthening democracy in Pakistan.