Beacon of talks has been lit: Pervaiz

March 30, 2014

The News

LAHORE: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said on Saturday that the government has lighted the beacon of holding dialogue on issues, adding that soon there would be peace in the country.

Talking to media persons after visiting the residence of journalist Raza Rumi, who narrowly escaped in a gun attack on Friday, Pervaiz Rashid said the State and the law will have to be strengthened to an extent that the terrorists could not escape from the law. “In the given situation, we will have to do away with the blame game and join hands to fight against the terrorists,” he said.

“State, politics, judiciary, journalism and business are the same things and all will have to join hands against terrorism,” he said. The minister said the Punjab IGP was conducting inquiry into the attack on Raza Rumi. He said the culprits behind the attack will be brought to the book. He said the government was making all out efforts to ensure safety and security of journalists.

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