ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said the PTI government firmly believes in fundamental right of freedom of expression.

He made the remarks during a video link meeting with the office bearers of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors in Islamabad today (Monday).

The Minister said it is our foremost priority to address the problems of journalists and media workers. He said the outstanding payments of the media houses are being released from today. He said this process has been linked with the payment of salaries to the media workers. He said a mechanism is being evolved so that such an issue does not crop up again

Shibli Faraz said regional quota of newspapers is important as many prominent journalists emerged from those papers.

The Information Minister assured to also address the problems faced by news agencies.

The meeting was also attended by Secretary Information Akbar Durrani and Press Information Officer Shahera Shahid.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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