| GEO Pakistan|
| Freedom of media, democracy necessary for stability: Sherry|
| Updated at: 0322 PST, Monday, March 23, 2009|
KARACHI: Former Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman has said on Sunday that the center government has been facing multi-faced challenges since 1971 while serous threats are hovering over country.
“Instead of destabilizing one another we must work for the stability of our country”, warned Sherry insisting that neither will she quit Pakistan Peoples Party nor will she halt supporting her party.
On the occasion of inaugural ceremony of the office of Association of Television Journalists (ATV) here she said, “This is for the first time in the history of Pakistan that country is undergoing immense crisis after 1971.”
“Pakistan also has been hit bitterly by global economic meltdown like other countries of the world”, she remarked adding, “Poverty, terrorism and unemployment have added fule to the fire”.
She said that she had stepped down as the Minister but was still a PPP’s member and she would continue to extend her support to government and her party.
She was in favour of sticking to law, rules and regulations instead of ministries or power.
“Freedom of media and democracy utterly essential for the stability of country”, remarked she.