Local journalists have expressed grave concerns over the “indifferent and prejudiced attitude” of the government and the Ministry of Information over keeping the local journalists at bay during the visit of President Mamnoon Hussain here.

Conspiracy is being made to control the local media by the PML-N government, the local journalists said. Only the state-run media representatives were allowed to cover the visit. It is quite astonishing for the local media men to keep them away from covering the president’s visit, they regretted.

It is also a matter of disappointment for the local mediamen as they have kept at distance on the occasion. They questioned how long the people would be befooled through cyclostyle press-releases by the official agencies.

It is also strange that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had thrice visited Bahawalpur and Cholistan but he too had not met with the local mediamen.