ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday stated that the ministry of information has a key role in perception management and projecting the true image of the country.
The prime minister said this while chairing a briefing on the ministry of information and broadcasting at PM Office.
Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, special assistants to prime minister Iftikhar Durrani and Naeemul Haq, Secretary to the Prime Minister Muhammad Azam Khan, Information Secretary / PTVC MD Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera and senior government officials were present during the meeting.
The information secretary gave a comprehensive presentation regarding the role of the ministry and its various attached department.
“While keeping with the pace with highly sophisticated world of information today, we must safeguard our society from the cultural onslaught that endangered our cultural values, norms and the social fabric,” observed the prime minister.
Discussing the affairs of state media broadcasters including Pakistan Television (PTV) Corporation and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, PM Khan stressed on maintaining impartiality and directed to constitute a board of directors, comprising of eminent persons of known integrity and professionalism, to oversee administrative and financial affairs of these departments.
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed for a comprehensive plan with delineated timelines for the restructuring of PTV in order to transform the organisation from a loss making entity to a viable organisation.