Hopeful that media will play its due role in elections: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb expressed confidence that the media will play its due role in the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections in the country.

She said this while addressing the awards ceremony of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that democracy and journalism have a deep link. She added that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government carried out such historic work in its five- year tenure which was not done in the last sixty-six years.

She said that the journalists and columnists should also use their pen to highlight this performance. She was confident that the PML-N will form the next government if the people cast their vote on the basis of performance.

The minister also described the passage of Right to Information Act as a big achievement of the present government, adding that under this act, an information commission will also be formed.

Marriyum went on to say that the act will facilitate the media persons to access any kind of information. She also emphasised the need for a review of other media related laws so that the journalists can discharge their duties without any hurdle.