Marriyum greets newly-elected RIUJ office-bearers

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Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb Saturday congratulated newly-elected President of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists Mazhar Iqbal and other office bearers.

In a message of felicitation, the minister said that free media was playing pivotal role in creating and shaping public opinion and strengthening of society.

“Media is an arm of democracy and acts as watchdog to protect public interest,” she added. She said that the government believed in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of independent and responsible media.

She extended her best wishes to the newly -elected body and prayed for their success in all endeavours to safeguard the interest of journalist community and uphold independence of media.