Karachi  - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that PML-N is working for promoting politics of tolerance in the country.

Talking to media persons after visiting private hospital of Karachi to see TV anchor Hamid Mir along with provincial secretary information of the party, the minister said Mir was a precious asset and the attack was in fact an assault on journalism.

Pervaiz Rasheed said PML-N believed in spreading democratic and political message in the country. He said Nawaz Sharif had clear directions to take steps on all levels for promoting the democratic culture and ending the violence.

“Targeting the well-known journalist of the country who is one of our good friends is very sorrowful,” he said.

Pervaiz said violence in politics, journalism and society of Pakistan was on the rise due to weakness of the past governments. He said PML-N was concentrating on the supremacy of law and to finish non-state armed elements.

The senator said that attack on Hamid Mir took place at a place in Karachi which was also a route for important personalities of the country to pass through and security arrangements on these places was the duty of provincial govt.

He said no reason had been given for not registering the FIR of this sorrowful incident.

The senator further said it seemed that provincial government did not take this issue seriously otherwise the FIR of the severe incident should have been registered.

Pervaiz said journalist community and every school of thought must support PM Nawaz Sharif to eliminate the politics of violence so that he could bring back the exemplary era of peace and love in Pakistan.