Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says democratic government believes in freedom of expression in the country.
Talking to a delegation of journalists from Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Hazara in Islamabad, he said independent media and democracy are integral necessity for each other.
He said government is determined for the welfare and protection of journalists in the country and steps will be taken to increase training program for journalists.
Chaudhry Fawad urged journalists of Azad Kashmir to effectively expose the tyranny of India in occupied Kashmir and bring into focus struggle of Kashmiris for achieving right of self-determination.
The information minister assured that struggle of oppressed Kashmiris for their right to self-determination would be highlighted at every forum.