ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb announced on Monday that the 70th independence day of Pakistan will be celebrated in a befitting manner.
Addressing a ceremony organised by News and Current Affairs channel of Radio Pakistan in connection with World Radio Day at the National Broadcasting House, the minister said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed that the year should be celebrated befittingly and contributions of all those who worked for the development of the country should be duly acknowledged.
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She said that Radio Pakistan which would also complete its 70 years of its opening would play a key role in highlighting the contribution of national heroes in various spheres of life.
She said that Radio Pakistan was actively promoting the positive image of the country as credible medium.
Aurangzeb said Radio Pakistan had been complementing efforts of the government towards realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and efforts for the provision of health, education and infrastructure facilities to the masses.
“It also contributed a lot towards the goals of gender equality, women empowerment and now projecting different aspects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” she remarked.
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The minister said Radio Pakistan began its journey with the creation of Pakistan and since then has been instrumental in boosting morale of the nation.
She said be it natural disasters or wars, Radio played its role well during critical junctures of Pakistan’s history.
She paid tributes to all those who had remained associated with Radio Pakistan in different capacities and played their part in the process of nation building.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2017.