KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Monday said that journalism is the fourth pillar of the state which is playing an important role in the welfare of the people and is working for transparency and the betterment of the public.
He said this while talking to an 11-member delegation of Sindh Journalists Council (SJC) led by its President Ghazi Jhander at the Governor House, a press release said.
The Sindh governor said that the role of the media in the continuity of the democratic process cannot be forgotten. He said that the present government believes in freedom of speech and independent media.
Members of the delegation included Mushtaq Sarki, Khuda Dino Shah, Najeeb Naich, Imtiaz Mir, Hameed Soomro, Akram Baloch, Qamar Memon, Qadir Lashari, Nawaz Dahri and Zia Qureshi.
The delegation discussed with the governor matters related to the security and protection, medical facilities, freedom of speech for journalists and the role of the media for the cause of democracy in the country.
Talking to the delegation, the Sindh governor said that the projects of public welfare, promotion of education, provision of basic facilities to the masses are among the top priorities of the present government.
He said that the media highlights the social problems and criticism is the right of the media, but the good steps of the government should also be promoted.