Resolution of journalists problems top government priority: Kaira

The government believes in independence of media as it helped strengthen the roots of democracy in the country and resolution of journalists problems was top priority of the present regime, Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Friday.He was talking to the delegation of newly-elected office-bearers of Peshawar Press Club headed by its President-elect Saifur Rehman Saifi.“We believe that unless we have free media, it will not be possible to sustain and develop the democratic norms. Journalists have rendered great sacrifices for the restoration of democracy in the country.”

Kaira said PPP workers and journalists had always struggled jointly for the restoration of democracy, and the relationship would continue in the future.
The media, he added, always played a key role in restoring democracy, besides providing support to the government in the war against terrorism, he added.