LAHORE (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that online media’s role cannot be undermined in strengthening democracy and in creating the right direction for Pakistan.

The PM said this at the launch of ‘Daily Pakistan Global’, an English web-based newspaper launched under Pakistan Group of Publications. ‘Daily Pakistan’, a national Urdu newspaper, already has its online presence as the largest web-portal of Urdu news in Pakistan.

PM said the country is playing front-line role in the war on terror and is a victim of terrorism and extremism. “In order to counter the propaganda against Pakistan, online media has to play an effective role”, he explained.

The Prime Minister further said that he is keen to see Pakistan a journalist-friendly country where not only local but international media persons also feel secure during their professional assignments.

At the occasion, veteran Journalist and Chief Editor Daily Pakistan Group of Publications Mr. Mujib Ur Rahman Shami said that the world has become a global village hence online media has attained a vital place for the modern news-seeker.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed, Editor Daily Pakistan Mr. Umer Mujib Shami and editorial staff were also present at the ceremony.