Media to focus on improving Pak politics: Soomro

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Islamabad, Nov 18: Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Mohammadmian Soomro has emphasised that media should work to improve political atmosphere ahead of Parliamentary elections in January.

Chairing a high-level meeting here yesterday, to review the media related issues and role of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Mr Soomro said the government believed in the freedom of a responsible media and would take necessary measures to ensure conducive conditions for the smooth functioning of the media.

Media has an important role to play in dissemination of information and educating the masses on issues of national importance, he said.

The views of the people on national issues, particularly the problems of terrorism have to be shared through different means of communication, he added.

Commenting on the prevailing government media relations, Mr Soomro said the government desired to accommodate the concerns of all the stakeholders but it should be realised that no institution in any state of the world was left unregulated.

The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to accord priority to the process of consultation with the representative bodies of the media and finalise mutual understanding on the Code of Conduct for the regulation of media as per law.


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