ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday felicitated newly elected president of National Press Club (NPC) Shakeel Anjum and other office bearers.
In a statement, the minister said that the government believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate growth of free and independent media.
Marriyum Aurangzeb hoped that newly-elected office bearers would work diligently for the welfare of journalists and media persons.
Meanwhile, the Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi also congratulated the newly elected office bearers of NPC.
In their separate messages to newly elected President of NPC Shakeel Anjum, Secretary General Imran Yaqoob Dhiloon, Senior Vice President Asif Bhatti, Finance Secretary Ishaq Chaudhary and members of Governing Body Ahmed Nawaz and Bashir Chaudhary, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker extended their warmest felicitation on their success.
They said their election was an evidence of trust and confidence of journalist fraternity reposed in them.
The speaker and deputy speaker confident that the newly office bearers of NPC would work for welfare of journalist community and freedom of press.
The speaker and deputy Speaker said freedom of expression was essential for strengthening democracy in the country.
They expressed the hope that under the new leadership the problems of journalist’s community would be resolved. They prayed for their success during their tenure.