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People not media ultimate judge of Govt, parties: PM

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Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said people  are the best and ultimate judge to pass a final verdict and hold accountable the government and political parties.Addressing the participants of 4th National Conference organized by South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) here on Saturday, the Prime Minister said the primary and basic role of the media is to provide news and information to the people in a fair and objective manner.

“Media’s professionalism gets hugely compromised when it resorts to speculations that create fear and panic among the public”, he said adding, “media should not try to become a creator of news and act as a judge.”Gilani said, “people are the best and ultimate judge who have the requisite credentials and qualities to pass a final verdict and hold any individual, party and government accountable for their actions.”
“The trend of being the kingmaker, which is manifestly present in a section of press, should end,” he asserted.Gilani said, “All of us need to learn and respect each other’s defined responsibilities. This is how institutions grow through evolution. We should give democracy chance to develop into a sustainable system capable of addressing people’s problems.”

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