PTI govt wants development of regional newspapers: Shibli Faraz

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has said that the regional press is an important part of the national media and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led incumbent government wants development of the regional newspapers.

In a statement on Thursday with reference to the regional press, the minister said that the government will continue facilitating the promotion of independent and responsible journalism in the Country.

The information minister said that the main purpose of the newspaper certification process is to promote real journalism in the Country and this process is being carried out in consultation with representative media organizations and other stakeholders.

Shibli Faraz said that there should be no misunderstanding regarding the verification process as this process will strengthen regional journalism.

The minister said that the government is committed to the promotion of all regional languages, journalism, and the development of literature.