Timely accurate information be provided to media: Awan
DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar and Firdous Ashiq Awan held a joint press conference
From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said the ISPR and information ministry would coordinate and brief the media about coronavirus cases in the country. Director General ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar was also present on the occasion.
She made these remarks during a joint press conference with the DG ISPR in Islamabad to brief the media about decisions taken by the premier during the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting earlier in the day.
Awan added that the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) would be the hub and they would ensure that timely and accurate information was provided to the media.
“Media can become the right hand of the information ministry and the ISPR in defeating this pandemic. Together we will ensure that accurate information is provided to the people.”
DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar also lauded the role of the media during the current coronavirus situation, noting that the media had done “objective reporting and made people aware”. He added that the government needed the full cooperation of the media to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.