He was talking to PBA delegation, which called on him.
The matters relating to the media came under discussion.
He urged delegation to increase public awareness through media.
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar assured the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) of payment of advertisement dues and directed the Information Ministry to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
He was talking to a PBA delegation, which called on him. During the meeting, matters relating to the media, especially electronic media, came under discussion.
The delegation informed the prime minister about the issue of outstanding dues on account of government advertisements.
Highlighting the importance of the media, the prime minister said that being the fourth pillar of state, the media was of utmost importance for the development of society, and the mental and intellectual training of people.
He said the protection of the rights of the media representatives was also responsibility of the state.
PM Kakar said that through effective and coordinated communication between the government and the media, the public could stay informed about government policies and initiatives.
He said the media played a key role in good governance and accountability of government performance. He expressed the hope that the media would continue to play its role in the stability of democracy through impartial reporting.
The prime minister urged the delegation to increase public awareness through the media about the importance of the economic stabilization strategy under the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).
He said that the recent decline in the value of the dollar, prevention of smuggling, prevention of electricity theft and other measures were benefiting the common man.
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Caretaker Minister for Information Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi, Secretary Information & Broadcasting, and Principal Information Officer were also present in the meeting.