ISLAMABAD: The government has ordered to conduct a security survey of media houses on Thursday. According to Interior Advisor Rehman Malik, comprehensive security would be provided to media houses.
All Pakistan Newspaper Society delegation comprising of President Sarmad Ali, Chief Executive Business Recorder Arshad Zuberi and Ramiza Majeed Nizami met Interior Advisor Rehman Malik on Thursday.
Rehman Malik endorsed government’s stance towards free and unbiased journalism and assured that all means would be employed to provide strict security to the media.
He further added that the Interior Ministry would soon hold a seminar within Islamabad to discuss matters relating to the security of journalists and that all the journalists would be invited to participate in the event.
The meeting also saw the delegation and the Interior Advisor discuss issues pertaining to the threats from Talibans received by various media houses.
This recent meeting can be attributed towards the rising persecution against journalists and the recent attack on Aaj News office in Karachi. Media houses have recently been threatened by Talibans following the Malala issue whereby the militants have blamed the media houses to highlight the issue excessively.