Firdous asks media to uphold national security, state interests

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 10 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said the media should act responsibly and it should uphold the national security and state interests while creating a narrative and criticizing the government’s performance .

Speaking at the National Media Conference on “Media as Soft Power in the 21st Century” here at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), she said, “We have to define the interests of the state and the government.”

She said the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan considered the media as the fourth pillar of state. It was the right of media to criticize the government and bring forth its shortcomings, but it should not undermine the national cause, she explained.

The special assistant said the fourth pillar of state had to analyze and evaluate the performance of government, and guide it whenever there was any constitutional violation, misuse of authority and abuse of power.