PM in-waiting Shehbaz Sharif felicitates APNS office-bearers

ISLAMABAD  -  Prime Minister nominated, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Saturday extended heart­felt congratulations to the newly elected office-bearers of the All Pakistan News­papers Society (APNS), following the successful conclusion of their Annual Meeting at the APNS House, Karachi.

He has felicitated newly-elected APNS President Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, Sec­retary General Sarmad Ali, Senior Vice President Imtinan Shahid, Vice Presi­dent Muhammad Aslam Kazi, Joint Sec­retary Syed Muhammad Munir Jilani and Finance Secretary Shahab Zuberi. 

Shehbaz Sharif, recognizing the im­portance of a vibrant and independent press, extended his warmest wishes to the newly elected leadership. He ac­knowledges the crucial role that the APNS plays in upholding journalistic integrity and promoting the freedom of the press in Pakistan.

“I extend my congratulations to the newly elected leadership. I hope the APNS leadership will remain commit­ted to upholding the values of a inde­pendent and responsible. I recognize the indispensable role that the APNS plays in shaping public discourse and holding those in power to account. The press is the cornerstone of democracy, and it is imperative that we support and protect its freedom,” Mian Shehbaz Sharif said in a statement. He said that under the capable leadership of Presi­dent Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani and her team, the APNS will continue to serve as a beacon of journalistic excellence and a voice for the people. Together, we will navigate the challenges ahead and strive to create an environment where the media can thrive.

“My government will stand shoul­der to shoulder with the APNS and the wider media fraternity, advocating for fair treatment, transparent poli­cies, and increased support to ensure the sustainability of the print media industry.” He maintained that in these times of rapid change and technologi­cal advancement, it was crucial that we adapted while staying true to our core values. The APNS had a vital role to play in shaping the future of journal­ism in Pakistan. “For the media is not just an industry; it is the voice of the people, the guardian of truth, and the cornerstone of democracy. Together, let us continue to uphold these principles and strive for a brighter future for our nation,” he said. The APNS, under the stewardship of its new leadership, re­mains committed to advancing the in­terests of the print media industry and confronting the myriad challenges it faces in an evolving digital landscape.

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