Interim govt to fully protect media workers’ legal rights: Solangi

Says building consensus on key national issues is a major challenge for the government.

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has expressed the resolve of the interim government to provide a congenial environment to media workers by protecting their legal rights.

He was speaking during his maiden visit to various media houses today [Saturday] after taking charge of the office. The minister said protection of the rights of journalists was the first priority of the interim government.

About upcoming general elections, Murtaza Solangi said the caretaker government will provide every possible support to the Election Commission of Pakistan in conducting free, fair elections in the country. He said the Election Commission of Pakistan will fulfill all its responsibilities within the ambit of the constitution.  He, however, said that Election Commission can tell better about the time of conducting elections.

About prevailing political situation in the country, the Information Minister said building national consensus on key national issues is a major challenge for the government.  He expressed regret that political opposition has turned into political vendetta and intolerance which needs to be end.

The information minister visited the offices of Daily Nawa-e-Waqt, The Nation, Daily Ausaf, Dunya News, Sama News, 24 News, ARY News, Dawn Media Group and National Press Club.

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