Attack on journalism is attack on democracy: Rashid

October 24, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said that sit-ins have caused a huge loss to the national economy and slowed down the process of development.

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Saturday, he said that China wants to invest in energy projects but the visit of the Chinese President had to be postponed because of ‘dharnas’ (sit-ins).

He said Qatar had also wanted to invest in Pakistan but the visit of its head was also cancelled due to these sit-ins.

Pervaiz Rashid said a strategy has been prepared to overcome the losses, caused due to dharnas during the last over two months.

He said we have learnt lesson from our mistakes and hoped that Imran Khan will also learn from his mistakes.

To a question, he said attack on journalism is an attack on democracy.

The Minister said the armed forces are carrying out operation successfully for elimination of terrorism. He said they are offering great sacrifices.

He said the nation is united to eliminate terrorism. He hoped that Pakistan will be more secure and better country in the days to come.

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