Media important partner in protection of national interests, solidarity : Firdous

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ISLAMABAD, April 24 (APP):Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous
Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said she considered media as an important partner
in the protection of national interests and solidarity, specially national progress.
During a meeting with a delegation of National Press Club led by its President Shakeel Qarar, she said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had a
firm belief in the fundamental constitutional right of freedom of expression and
was working to ensure its implementation in true spirit.
President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Workers Group) Pervaiz
Shaukat was also present during the meeting.
The special assistant to prime minister said she was aware of the problems,
being faced by the journalist community and would take practical steps for
their resolution.
She said democracy and media were inter-dependent because strong
democracy was key to free media and free media was imperative for
strong democracy.
She said media was an important pillar of the state and protector of
the democracy and the government would strive to further strengthen it.
The delegation briefed her about the problems being faced by the
working journalists.