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Media to be facilitated in upcoming budget: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that all possible facilitation would be extended to electronic media, which along with print media, was playing a key role as a bridge between the government and the masses.

The Minister was talking to a delegation of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA).

The delegation discussed with the Minister budget proposals regarding taxation on electronic media and apprised him of certain issues that needed redressal, said a statement from the Finance Ministry.

Finance Minister said the proposals would be accorded due consideration in the upcoming budget.

He said all media, especially electronic media has the important task at hand to highlight government’s efforts for economic development and people’s well being.

He said government fully utilized the feedback that media provides on its measures for upkeep of different segments of the society.

“Government would continue to follow its policy of promoting the freedom of media in letter and spirit in the country as enshrined in the constitution.”

The delegation hoped that the best would come up for the people and media in the upcoming budget.

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