ISLAMABAD, May 10 (APP): Minister of State for Information,
Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb commenting on
the resolution of the Dawn leaks issue that entailed issuance of
a necessary notification by the Interior Ministry and withdrawal
of the tweet of 29th April by ISPR, said that the decisions made
today represented supremacy of the constitution, and triumph for
Pakistan and democracy.
She was addressing the launching ceremony of a book written by Irfan
Sidique and later at Rawalpindi International Expo.
Marriyum said that it had been proved beyond any iota of doubt that
all the state institutions had reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening
democracy in the country.
She said that democracy was the only way forward for making
Pakistan strong and stable.
The MOS contended that the reports and comments in the
international media also corroborated that impression but regrettably
there were still some elements out there who were analyzing these developments in a negative light and a section of media was also toeing
the same line which was not in the interest of the nation.
The minister said that the Prime Minister had shown a rare
statesmanship in dealing with the matter and the military leadership had also exhibited maturity to get over the permeating situation.
She urged the detractors and opponents of the government to join
hands with it in furthering the development agenda instead of working on
the plot scripted by the enemies of the country.
The minister expressing her thoughts about the book said that it
mirrored the cultural heritage of Pakistan and its language in its true
She said that the author of the book Irfan Siddiqi being a Pakistani
had promoted a positive image of the country.
She lamented the fact that the youth of today had distanced
themselves from book reading in this digital era and proposed that the author should also launch the digital version of his book so that the new generation could also benefit from the contents of the book.
Marriyum Aurabgzeb said that there was an imperative need to
highlight achievements made during the past four years in various spheres
of the national life, particularly restoration of peace, revival of the economy and the measures taken to improve Pakistan’s image in the world.
She said that there was a need to promote the real narrative of the
Earlier talking to various media channels, the Minister of State
said that after the issuance of the notification by the government on the Dawn Leaks inquiry report, the tradition of creating rift between civil
and military relationship had ended and all the institutions had
demonstrated full responsibility in this regard.
The Prime Minister by exercising restraint, patience and
steadfastness during this period had established his credentials as a statesman and it was a victory for Pakistan, she added.
The people of Pakistan should feel proud about this development,
Replying to a question about the JIT on the Dawn Leaks, the minister
said that while forming it the Prime Minister had unequivocally said that the recommendations made by it would be fully implemented and accordingly
they had been approved, implemented and made public.
The minister regretted the fact that the opposition was doing politics
on the issue and wanted to prolong it, but they had been disappointed after
the decisions taken today.
She urged the opposition to shun their negative politics and
demonstrate sense of responsibility on matters of national importance.
Marriyum, while acknowledging the overall positive role by the media,
also called upon the few media channels which were portraying the issue in
dismal colours to recognize their responsibility while reporting on sensitive and important national issues.