PM summons first session of media committee on Monday

Ayaz Akbar Yousafzai
PM Imran — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned on Monday the first session of the media committee to build strategy for presenting the government’s performance in a positive way, sources informed on Saturday.

According to sources, the PTI has called for a meeting of its media committee to come up with a strategy to project the government's performance in a positive manner.

The media committee meeting will be presided by Jahangir Tareen.

Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan had rejected reports that the prime minister had expressed his unhappiness with the PTI's media team in a recent meeting of the party's core committee.

Based on sources, Geo News earlier reported that the prime minister had expressed his unhappiness with the party's media team for its failure to highlight the government's achievements to the people.

Firdous Ashiq Awan wrote on Twitter regarding the news: “This is a totally fake news and a completely concocted story published by Geo! Nothing of this sort was discussed in the meeting. And I would hope after this official denial by me, Geo news will retract this false story.”

Sources further said the premier set up a new media team under the leadership of the PTI's senior leader, Jahangir Khan Tareen, and that Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry and the former finance minister, Asad Umar, would be a part of the latest group.

The new team would revisit the policy of the media of the incumbent government as well as the party itself, sources said. They added that it would also formulate a roadmap to convey the performance and successes of the government to the public in a better manner.

Sources added that the new media team would, from time to time, also guide the government's spokespeople and representatives on the narrative of PM Imran's administration.