The role of media is great significance for the betterment of society and the mediamen should extent cooperation for the elimination of crime.

The 55-year-long struggle of local journalists under the auspices of Bahawalnagar Press Club is laudable, stated newly-posted DPO Shariq Kamal Siddiqui.

He was talking with members of a delegation of Bahawalnagar Press club comprising its General Secretary Sohail Khan, Chairman Shahid Nazar, Sr Vice President Rao Dilshad Ahmad and other senior members. He said that the law enforcement agencies have been dealing terrorism with an iron hand and there will be left little space for terrorists to hide anymore. He urged the mediamen to pinpoint wrongdoings in the police department, saying constructive criticism would be responded positively.

The DPO emphasised that prevailing scenario in the country warrants everyone should keep a vigilant eye on surroundings and expose the criminal elements to curb the menace of terrorism.

The visiting delegation briefed the district police officer about the remarkable struggle made by the journalists for the sake of democracy and freedom of expression in the country.