Info Ministry promotes national cohesion, projects Pakistan's soft image: NA told.

ISLAMABAD -- Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Choudhry Muhammad Shahbaz Babar on Monday informed the National Assembly that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) promoted national cohesion and projected a soft, progressive and democratic image of Pakistan within and abroad.

Replying to a question during the Question Hour, he said the Information Ministry was responsible for promoting the state narrative, and projecting government policies and programmes for public awareness.

"As per Rules of Business 1973, the ministry is entrusted with the responsibility to provide policy guidelines to the state electronic media, relating to internal publicity on national matters, press relations, including delegations of journalists and other information media, provision of facilities for the development of newspapers industry and liaison and coordination with agencies and media on matters concerning government policies and activities," he added.

Shahbaz Babar said the ministry was also responsible to formulate and implement policies, laws, rules and regulatory framework in respect of print, electronic and digital media.

The Parliamentary Secretary said, "The Press Information Department (PID) extends professional support to ministries and...

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