Shahbaz calls for legislation for the protection, provision of congenial environment to media

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LAHORE, May 03 (Online): PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif has said journalism, truth and difference of opinion have been made heinous crimes in the prevailing situation which is highly condemnable and a dictatorial norm.
“ The role being played by Pakistan media for the sake of constitution, democracy and civic liberties will be written in the history in golden words, he said this in a statement issued here Monday.

He held journalism is a great mission. The government wherein no constitutional freedom for indendent media can not be called democratic government. The existing era is the bleakest era for the media like economy and other sectors.
Media has to play its role with responsibility as fourth pillar of the state, he remarked. Pakistani journalists have discharged their journalistic duties in befitting manner, he added.

We were and will remain with the journalists in their struggle for freedom of expression and independence of media, he said adding the journalists remained flag bearers of expression of freedom in every era,.

He urged that the National Assembly (NA) standing committee on information should legislate on emergency basis in collaboration with all stake holders for provision of congenial environment and protection media.

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