Media asked to play pivotal role in national development

May 20, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Sialkot: Former Federal minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has stressed upon the print and electronic media to play its pivotal, positive and constructive role in national development, promoting the positive public opinions and for the socioeconomic and human development in the country.

She said that tradition of promotion of criticism for construction could boost the democracy while criticism for criticism would weaken the institutions in the country.

Talking to the newsmen at Koobay Chak Sialkot here she said that there were strong relations between the media and the government, as the media both electronic and social media was enjoying complete freedom in the country. She revealed that the role of a positive journalism should be like that rain which occurs equally both flowers and thorns.

She narrated that the PPP government had also focused on the capacity building of the journalists in the districts, besides, making some effective and solid measures for solving their prolonged delayed problems. She urged the media to present a “soft image” of Pakistan globally.