KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwor Pokharel, has urged the media houses to find out both the weakness and strengths based on the election manifesto of the leftist alliance and government's policies and programs.
At an inaugural session of the 20th general meeting of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Kathmandu, Deputy Prime Minister Pokharel said that the people sometimes do not get real and factual news because some media houses disseminate news in another way to serve some section.
He said, "There should not be ruling and opposition in the media sector. The media persons should make coverage of the news about the merits and demerits of an issue. We will thank if the media persons write about the weaknesses."
The DPM also urged the media houses to disseminate the news on the issues like Nijgadh International Airport and Kathmandu-Tarai fast track only after knowing the matters, not at the request of anyone else for personal benefit.
He further clarified that they were ready to provide information to be provided by the government and Nepal Communist Party to the media houses along with other support.