‘Acche Din’ for Pakistani media! Imran Khan lifts ‘all political censorship’ of state-run TV, radio

21 August 2018, 08:45 PM
‘Acche Din’ for Pakistani media! Imran Khan lifts ‘all political censorship’ of state-run TV, radio
‘Acche Din’ for Pakistani media! Imran Khan lifts ‘all political censorship’ of state-run TV, radio

While ‘Acche Din’ (good days) remained a big political gimmick in India, seems like the Pakistani media has started experiencing them within days of Imran Khan taking oath as their new Prime Minister. The new Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Tuesday announced that the Imran Khan government has “lifted all political censorship” in the state-run media outlets of Pakistan.

Hussain said that the new direction was "in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan" and promised "visible and drastic changes" in the Ministry of Information within the next three months.

"As per vision of Imran Khan, ended political censorship on PTV, clear instructions issued for a complete editorial independence on PTV and Radio Pakistan, drastic changes will be visible in Information Dept in coming 3 months Inshallah," Hussain wrote on Twitter.

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According to local media reports, the new information minister also proposed introducing an English-language channel of radio on the internet to promote a positive image of Pakistan globally.

Cricketer-turned-politician Khan was sworn-in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan on August 18. His party - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had emerged as the single largest party in July 25 general elections.

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In his victory speech, Khan had promised to work towards building a “new Pakistan”. In an unprecedented gesture, he refused to live in the palatial Prime Minister’s house and shifted to a three-bedroom home.

First Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 08:17 PM
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