Lahore, May 03, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that freedom of press besides being a basic human right is also a test of all liberties. He said that press plays an important role in the formation of public opinion as well as promotion of consciousness. He said that freedom of press goes a long way in strengthening of democracy and supremacy of constitution. He said that journalist community has complete freedom in Pakistan and future of the country is linked with democracy and freedom of expression.
In a message on World Press Freedom Day, the Chief Minister said that free, positive and meaningful journalism is the essence of a civilized society. He said that a responsible and free journalism can help in riding the country of corruption, lawlessness and terrorism. He said that the purpose of observing World Press Freedom Day is to highlight the importance of press freedom and journalistic responsibilities.
Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government believes that a free media is essential for democracy and the freedom enjoyed by media today is the result of a long struggle of journalist community. He said that there is a need to pledge on this day that greater efforts will be made for maintaining freedom of press as it is of vital importance for stability of democracy and supremacy of constitution.
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