President Dr Arif Alvi says the constitution urges the state to provide due rights and protection to individuals.
In a letter to Prime Minister, he asked the government to direct the concerned Ministries and Departments to take remedial measures to alleviate apprehensions and grievances of the journalists and media persons against incidents of harassment, physical abuse and violence.
The President said fair criticism within the bounds of law and freedom of expression will be threatened if the journalists and media persons feel pressure. He said it is also a threat to democracy.
Source: Radio Pakistan