ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on Tuesday said that terrorists are trying to impose their views on the masses. Media cannot perform freely if journalists who are creating awareness are not protected, Dunya News reported.
He made these remarks during an international conference on security of journalists in Islamabad.
The Minister stated that the government is committed to provide security to working journalists and Media Houses in the country.
He said that media has a huge responsibility of conveying facts to the people but the task has become more difficult for media persons in the prevailing circumstances.
Conducive environment is pre-requisite for media persons to perform their duty without fear and intimidation, he added.
Pervaiz Rashid said the Government has announced a financial assistance of one million rupees for martyred and 0.3 million rupees for injured and disabled.
He said a journalist endowment fund has also been established for welfare of the journalists.
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