Marriyum urges journalists to play constructive role in highlighting national identity


HAFIZABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has urged the journalists to play a constructive role in highlighting the national identity of Pakistan.

Addressing oath-taking ceremony of local press club body in Hafizabad on Wednesday afternoon, she said journalists have a crucial a role in the war against terrorism. She said terrorism has been controlled and dismantled due to sacrifices of people, armed forces and law enforcement agencies.

She said peace and security have been restored in the country due to effective policies of the PML-N government. Marriyum Aurangzeb said investment of $50 billion has been ensured in shape of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Project. She said CPEC is a great gift from China to Pakistan.

She also said that politics of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif revolved around performance and values and not clinching of power. She added that Nawaz made Pakistan a nuclear power, winched it out of the energy crisis and gifted it un-perishable projects like motorways and CPEC.

Speaking on this occasion, Minister for National Health Services, Saira Afzal Tarar said Pakistan is recognized as a peaceful country and emerging economy.

Separately, in a statement issued on Wednesday, Marriyum said that Imran should not blame the federal government for his failures as throwing the rubble of his failures on others would not help in saving him from accountability of the masses.

The minister asked Imran to reveal what happened to the 350 dams and on which planet they were being built? She said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak talked something else in the Council of Common Interest meetings and told entirely the different story while sitting with Imran.

She said that the entire nation knew that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had failed miserably to serve the people of KP.

She said that electricity was produced through the installation of power projects and not through the signing of MOUs only.