ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that Parliament and democracy are being strengthened.
Talking to a news channel, she said, “On special directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a dedicated television channel is being launched for coverage of parliamentary proceedings.”
She said, “Parliament is the only platform to raise the public issues through their representatives and launching a separate channel for this purpose is need of the hour.” Replying to a question regarding permission of telecasting the speech of opposition leader Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah state run media, Marriyum Aurangzeb said she had assured the opposition to telecast his speech later, “as it was not possible to make a live telecast due to Ramazan transmission.”
She regretted that the matter was politicized by the opposition. NNI