Provincial Minister for Food and Minority Affairs Hari Ram Kishori Lal has said that the importance of free media is recognized all over the world, we appreciate the courage of truth tellers who refuse to be intimidated and those who usually risk their lives for their cause.
He expressed these views while talking to reporters on the occasion of his visit to Press Club Mirpur Khas. Earlier, President Press Club Mirpur Khas Rashid Saleem, Senior Vice President Nazir Pahnwar, Secretary General Shaukat Pahnwar and others received the provincial minister.
Hari Ram Kishori Lal said that societies around the world recognize the importance of freedom of the press while the journalist community demands truth, prevention of abuse of power and transparency from those in power.
The provincial minister further said that the role of journalists in the supremacy of democracy is of utmost importance.
Hari Ram said that the journalist remained on the front line even during the global pandemic of Corona. The Food Minister said that the threats to a free and independent media must be tackled by all of us together.
The provincial minister for minority affairs further said that questioning the ruler is the only sign of freedom of the press.
He said that Niazi government should ensure freedom lof press instead of imposing restrictions on media.Freedom of press is an important part of PPP’s manifesto and Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has played a key role in protecting and giving rights to the journalist community,he added.
On the occasion, provincial minister Hari Ram along with journalists cut the cake and congratulated the 31st anniversary of Sindh’s leading daily Kawish.