Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said Sri Lanka and Maldives were important countries and Pakistan desired to strengthen its relations with them in all fields of bilateral interest.The Information Minister was talking to a media delegation from Sri Lanka and Maldives, which called on her here.She said that exchange of such visits was indicative of Pakistan’s pleasant relations with Sri Lanka and Maldives.
She said media was an important tool to enhance bilateral relations and Sri Lankan and Maldives media could also play positive roles to enhance relations among the countries.
She said Pakistan was a democracy and a vibrant and free media was working in the country. There were no sanctions on the media and the people’s government was trying to create conducive environment for media to grow and develop.
The minister said ,”the government considers media as its strength”. Appreciating the efforts of Sri Lanka to fight the menace of terrorism, she said terrorism was a global phenomena and a joint global effort was needed to curb it.
The delegation appreciated the Pakistan Government for its efforts for making national media more vibrant.