Media play key role in building public opinion on govt measures: PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday underscored the key role of media as being fourth pillar of state and in building public opinion on government measures.
He said this while presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Friday on reforms in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, public welfare projects initiated by the government, socio-economic development and role of Press Information Department in highlighting the positive image of the country and future course of action.
The prime minister affirmed his government s strong belief in media freedom.
Imran Khan directed the Ministry of Information to take effective steps in highlighting government s public welfare projects, economic development and emerging position of Pakistan in the comity of nations in foreign affairs.
While emphasizing the use of modern technology in Information Ministry, he called for the training of officers concerned to effectively use social media and other modern skills to counter the national and international propaganda with facts and logic.
The premier assured the Special Assistant on Information of all out steps and cooperation in protecting the rights of media workers.

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