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Nawaz Sharif supports journalists accountability

Lahore:President Pakistan Muslim League-N, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the decision of the influential persons of the society to present themselves for accountability voluntarily is a commendable step which will strengthen democratic values and healthy political traditions in the country.

Commenting on the petition of two well-known journalists, Hamid Mir and Absar Aalam to the Supreme Court to review the financial matters of all influential persons associated with media is a praiseworthy step. He said that the process of leveling allegations and mudslinging is continuing for a long time and this trend of smearing impeccable characters is a matter of concern for the society as besides giving a free hand to non-political elements it also erodes the trust and confidence of the common man in the society. He said that under this situation, contempt of court and violation of its decisions by the rulers people and corruption under the patronage of government has become a common practice. He said that billions of rupees are recovered from the bank accounts of personalities occupying key posts in the government and they are not able to give any justification. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the application of the two prominent journalists of the country in the Supreme Court to conduct a transparent investigation of their assets as well as other associated with media is a laudable step and has the support of every citizen who wants to see a corruption-free society.

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