ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday strongly condemned torture on media persons in Islamabad.
In a statement, the minister said that the federal government has taken notice of the reports of attacks on media professionals.
The minister said that the concerned authorities have been directed to ensure that no hurdle is created by police or protesters in the performance of professional duties by journalists.
Pervaiz Rashid said that anyone involved in torture of mediamen would be held accountable.
He said that the government believed in freedom of expression as democracy and media freedom go hand in hand.
Pervaiz Rashid said those targeting journalists, performing their professional obligations, are neither friend of democracy nor democratic system.