President urges media to focus on national objective of prosperity

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said that Pakistan had suffered a lot but now the entire nation was determined to collectively steer the homeland out of these problems.

“This is our national objective and media should utilize its energies to achieve it,” he said while talking to office-bearers and members of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) over a luncheon meeting here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The President observed that the tendency of sensationalism and negativity was not good for the society and urged the media to continue pointing out both good and bad with a missionary zeal, said a press release.

He said that the media could play an important role in eliminating corruption and expressed the hope that it would continue playing its positive role in this respect.

The President said that all indicators pointed to improvement in overall situation in the country, adding that new possibilities for economic revival were emerging, taking advantage of which was the need of the hour.

He pointed out that the country faced resource constraints and the nation needed to be focused and united to overcome the challenges. Keeping with the modern trends, the economy had taken precedence over politics, he added.

The President noted that national economy would experience a turnaround through completion of Economic Corridor as new industries would be set up, besides creation of new opportunities for trade activities.

He also appealed to the media to pave the way for timely completion of these projects and thwart all obstacles because the fate of the nation was linked to completion of these projects.

The President further urged the media to fulfil its role to safeguard the youth from the detrimental effects of Western values.

He asserted that operation in Karachi would continue till complete restoration of peace in the city.

The APNS office-bearers and members assured the President of their cooperation in national efforts for strengthening of democracy and economy.

Source: APP