Gilgit - Baltistan

Journalists will be protected, media playing positive role: Mehdi Shah

Our Correspondent

Gilgit, May 23: GB Chief Minister has said that the regional media is playing a positive role in restoring peace and harmony in the region. He has praised the media for not giving coverage to banned organizations. He has assured full protection to owners of newspaper and media outlets and journalists.

It is pertinent to note that certain elements have started harassing the media in GB, pressing them to publish/post news and views, despite of there being a code of conduct, which bans coverage of sectarian and militant activities.

Some segments of the media have feared that the government may be trying to suppress political dissent by tagging them with terms are anti-state and “sectarian” or “against the interest of the state”, as subtly indicated by a press statement released by CM’s media cell.

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