ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the present government is pursuing structural reforms as per its election manifesto in order to bring about change in the country.
He made the remarks while talking to the heads of different departments of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Monday.
The premier asserted that their efforts are not aimed at serving personal interests but directed towards bringing improvement in the country and lives of the people.
The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Information to play its role in projecting government’s reforms agenda and its objectives.
Imran Khan stressed that a strong, vibrant and responsible media plays a pivotal role in development of the country and keeping the people well informed. He said the ministry of information should play a more proactive role to keep the people abreast of the government’s policies through the media.
The Prime Minister mainatined that they are fully cognizant of the deliberate propaganda campaign unleashed against the government’s policy regarding the media.
He asserted that there is need to expose this propaganda whilst taking on board the media.
No civilized and responsible society can allow propagation of baseless and fabricated stories, added the PM.
He emphasized that links with the media should be further strengthened in order to discourage the trend of baseless stories. He suggested that public relations officers of the ministries should play a more active role in ensuring access to accurate information to the media.
The meeting was attended by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Special Assistants to the Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani and Yousaf Baig Mirza and Secretary Information Shafqat Jalil.