ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed Ministry of Information to hold immediate consultations with PBA and APNS regarding payment of outstanding dues.
According to details, the decision was made during a high-level meeting in Islamabad in which detailed deliberations were held on outstanding dues and payments of print and electronic media.
PM Khan directed the Ministry to take practical steps for the release of outstanding amounts to media persons before Eid. In this regard, the Prime Minister asked the Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan to personally supervise the process.
The Prime Minister said the government firmly believes in the constitutional and basic right of freedom of expression.
He emphasized the crucial role of independent and responsible journalism in the strengthening of democracy.
Imran Khan said he is cognizant of the issues being faced by media persons and their resolution is a top priority of the government.