Fawad sees Pakistan one of the freest states as far as media is concerned.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain expressed these views, while speaking during BBC’s ‘Hard Talk’ programme.
Fawad sees Pakistan one of the freest states as far as media is concerned
He rejected the impression that law passed in Pakistan to curb social media freedom.
He underscored universally recognized fact to curb hate speech.
Therefore, all the states and organizations stay duty-bound not to allow hate speeches.
Fawad further said that he has huge respect for Google, Facebook, and other technology companies.
He said he wants them to come to Pakistan to open their offices and we want to do business with them.
Fawad Hussain said the media in Pakistan is enjoying immense freedom.
Freedom of expression is a fundamental and democratic right guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan.
Moreover, he said Pakistan is one of the freest states as far as media is concerned.
He mentioned about 43 international channels, including BBC, 112 local private channels, 258 FM channels and 1,569 print publications working in Pakistan.
He said in the presence of such kind of huge mass media, how anybody can accused Pakistani state of intimidating the media.