Pervaiz Rashid condoles with Altaf Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (APP): Federal Minister for Information,
Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday strongly condemned attacks on media houses in Karachi.

The minister, in a statement, said the present democratic
government believes in freedom of expression and would never tolerate any attack on independence of media.

Attacking any news channel tantamounted to attack on freedom of media and people’s right to be informed, which was a pre requisite for any democratic society, he added.

The provincial gove rnment, he said, must take an immediate cognizance of the incident to ensure the safety and security of media persons and houses.