LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Saturday that the censorship issue would be taken to parliament instead of the information minister tendering her resignation in protest.

Addressing an Iftar dinner she hosted for journalists, she said the government was aware of the problems being faced by some publications and “I have personally been under pressure to resign on the issue. But I thought for how long the ministers would keep stepping down on such issues instead of taking them head-on”.

“For this reason, the government has decided to take the matter to parliament. Although we cannot help organisations on the issue right now, parliament will discuss it and see how the matter can be contained,” she said.

Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2018

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