Pakistan’s Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the newly-elected government has “lifted all political censorship in state-run media outlets”.
Hussain tweeted that Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan will now have complete editorial freedom over content.
The minister said the development was part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision. “Drastic changes will be visible in the information department within the next three months,” Hussain tweeted.
As per vision of @ImranKhanPTI Ended political censorship on PTV, clear instructions issued for a complete editorial independence on PTV and Radio Pakistan, drastic changes ll be visible in Information Dept in coming 3 months Inshallah
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 21, 2018
He asked the Information Ministry to “play a proactive role in promoting a positive image of Pakistan globally and directed concerned organisations to make earnest efforts to generate revenue by improving their programming and content”.