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PM Imran announces withdrawal of five percent duty on news print

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will soon resolve problems being faced by the country through its policies, ARY News reported.

Talking to a delegation of representatives of Council of Newspapers Editors and Pakistan Broadcasters Association, the PM said that the government wants to provide maximum relief to the masses and is mainly focusing on long neglected sectors of education and health.

About the economic issues faced by the country, the premier said that the government is in contact with friendly countries to overcome economic problems of Pakistan.

Imran Khan said the government fully believes in freedom of expression and also welcomes constructive criticism. He, however, added the media should also demonstrate responsibility.

The PM also announced withdrawal of five percent duty on news print and said that the government will support the media industry and solve its problems.

It is pertinent to note here that talking to a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, PM Imran Khan had promised that his government will resolve problems of the newspaper industry.

“Media has a key role in promotion of democracy, ensuring good governance, transparency and meritocracy. The government will extend full support to the media,” he had said

The PM had said that ff media would not have been there, he would not have been here (as PM) so he “fully supports media”



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