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Shibli Faraz says, Pakistan has an independent and vibrant media

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Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz said that Pakistan has an independent and vibrant media.

In a message posted on Twitter, Shibli Faraz said that he stands by on his comments quoted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). “We believe in the constitutional and democratic right to speech,” he said.

The information minister said that the government had never issued press advice to a channel or a newspaper.

“We have never exerted any pressure on media and takes criticism on the government in a positive manner,” he said.

Earlier on November 20, Faraz had said while talking to media that the state institutions have lost their credibility to continuous politicization.

To counteract the politicization menace which has affected people’s confidence in the institutions, the incumbent government is ensuring recruitments on merit strictly, he had added.


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