The pen is mightier than the sword, says Governor Sarwar

LAHORE: Life members of the Lahore Press Club (LPC), including senior journalists and writers, called on Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar at Governor’s House on Friday and discussed national and professional issues. The governor said that the parliament, judiciary, army and the media were main pillars of the state and that any effort to weaken these institutions was likely to weaken Pakistan. Observing that the pen is mightier than the sword, the governor called for employing the power of the media in a constructive manner for the betterment and progress of the country. He also urged the media to create an atmosphere of reconciliation instead of confrontation among state institutions so that they could play their vital roles in national development and progress. He said that while reporting stories, the media should always take care of national interest and integrity because any negative impression created in the national media becomes a lethal tool against Pakistan in the hands of foreign media. “The government has put the economy on the right track and now it is our duty to bring the nation on same page on all national issues,” the governor said. He noted that overseas Pakistanis were contributing a lot to the national exchequer by sending over $15 billion every year while local industrialists were doing their best to perform remarkably despite the energy crises. The delegation appreciated the role of the governor in promotion of education along with his efforts to ensure provision of clean drinking water throughout the province. They said that the people of Punjab were lucky to have a “visionary, energetic and hard working” governor. 

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