Pakistan victim of biased media reporting: Marriyum

Pakistan victim of biased media reporting: Marriyum

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that Pakistan is fighting a perception war regarding its image at the global level tarnished by the phenomenon of terrorism in our region and to some extent biased and out of context reporting by the international media glossing over the successes and sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

Addressing a meeting in connection with to launch of information and entertainment system in Davos on Thursday, she said Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices in war against terrorism and is fighting a perception war for its soft image in the world.

She said that Pakistan has been included in the rank of those contraries that have made legislations for ensure access to information.

She said the media in Pakistan, is playing a vital role in establishing a trustful environment among the people. She said that the government is striving in providing a friendly environment for journalists and making legislations to ensure their protection.

She said that the government has conducted a long consultation with all media representatives before making legislations in this regard.

She said the democracy is completing its ten years, first ever in Pakistan.

The MOS said that the government is also working to promote the national heritage and to restore the film industry in the country and a first Film Production and Broadcast Policy will announced very soon. She said that the social media is very active in Pakistan. She said that steps are being taken for professional journalistic skills development of media persons in Pakistan

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that an economically developing Pakistan is an example for the whole world.

Talking to PTV at Davos in Switzerland the Minister of State said China Pakistan Economic Corridor project has accentuated investment in Pakistan.

She said CPEC is a project of shared prosperity and common interest and many regional countries are desirous of benefitting from it.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the world community evinced tremendous interest in the of One Belt One Road impact session.

She said law and order situation in Pakistan had improved considerably and a massive effort was underway for building infrastructure in the country.

She said the revival of trade activities in Pakistan was due to the vision of the former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Highlighting the historic representation of Pakistan by Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbassi at the World Economic Forum, the Minister of State said the Prime Minister had very extensive and productive discussion on investment opportunities in Pakistan in his meetings with Bill Gates, Asian Infrastructure Development Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation, Siemens and heads of important international organizations.

She said that in his meeting with Bill Gates the Prime Minister discussed different aspects of the health sector including Prime Minister's health program, universal health coverage, elimination of polio and other related issues in which he acknowledged Pakistan's progress in health related interventions.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the objective of these meetings was to revitalize foreign investment in Pakistan.