US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called on Prime Minister Imran Khan this afternoon.

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Prime Minister Khan said that his government’s agenda was focussed on human development and poverty alleviation for which peace and stability in the region was a pre-requisite. He underscored his commitment to peace with all neighbours.

Prime Minister Khan added that Pakistan looked forward to strengthening its relationship with the US based on trust and respect. He shared Pakistan’s perspective on the situation in the region and reiterated its desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Secretary Pompeo congratulated the Prime Minister on forming the government. He appreciated the Prime Minister’s agenda of socio-economic development. Secretary Pompeo conveyed the desire of the US Administration to work with Pakistan to achieve the common objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

Earlier in the afternoon, Mr. Pompeo met Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and had a detailed discussion on issues of bilateral importance as well as the situation in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a briefing on Ministry of Information & Broadcasting at PM Office today.
Minister for Information Mr. Fawad Ahmed, SAPM Mr. Iftikhar Durrani, SAPM Mr. Naeem-ul-Haq, Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Muhammad Azam Khan, Secretary Information/MD PTVC Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera and senior government officials were present during the meeting.
Secretary Information gave a comprehensive presentation regarding the role of the Ministry and its various attached department.
The Prime Minister stated that Ministry of Information has a key role in perception management and projecting true image of the country. While keeping with the pace with highly sophisticated world of information today, we must safeguard our society from cultural onslaught that endangered our cultural values, norms and the social fabric, observed the Prime Minister.
Discussing the affairs of state media broadcasters including Pakistan Television Corporation and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, the Prime Minister stressed on maintaining impartiality and directed to constitute a board of directors, comprising of eminent persons of known integrity and professionalism, to oversee administrative and financial affairs of these departments.
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed for a comprehensive plan with delineated timelines for restructuring of PTV in order to transform the organization from a loss making entity to a viable organization.

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