State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb has said that government believes in the freedom of expression and the institution of Press Council will be proactive.

Addressing the meeting of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors, she stressed that media should play positive role in elimination of terrorism from the society and carry forward the project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

She said that steps are being taking on government level to ensure security and safety of journalists and draft for legislation in this regard has been finalized and hoped that it will be get passed from the parliament in January or February next year. She sought help of editors in this regard. She also lauded the struggle of print and electronic media for democracy in the country.

State Minister said that we all have to play role to strengthen the constitutional institutions because by strengthen such institutions democracy will be flourished and stabilized.

She stressed the need of making editorial committee of media organization proactive. She said that a cyber wing will be inaugurated at Press Information Department next week to make optimum use of information technology and evolved trend of social media.

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