Govt to continue facilitating promotion of independent, responsible journalism: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD:      The Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that the government will continue facilitating promotion of independent and responsible journalism in the country.
According to media reports in a statement issued on Thursday with reference to regional press, he said the regional press is an important part of the national media and PTI government wants development of the regional newspapers.
The Minister said main purpose of the newspaper certification process is to promote real journalism in the country and this process is being carried out in consultation with representative media organizations and other stakeholders.
Shibli Faraz said there should be no misunderstanding regarding the verification process as this process will strengthen regional journalism.
He said the government is committed to promotion of all regional languages, journalism and the development of literature.