The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi’s message for the public of Pakistan on the day of National Newspaper Readership Day 25 September, 2019.
“Message of the Day from President of Pakistan”
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all Pakistani Newspapers Society (APNS) for celebrating National Newspaper Readership Day on 25th September for the first time, in commemoration of the publication of the first multi-page newspaper in 1690. This initiative would go long way in spreading awareness about the importance of newspaper reading in Pakistan. I am confident that with this, we will be able to inculcate and revive the habit of newspaper reading across the country.
The day is also important because it will encourage the younger generation, in particular, to establish reading habits. I completely support this step as our youth needs to read, so that they can differentiate between facts and rumors or fake news.
The Government of Pakistan is committed to undertake the much-needed support to promote and enhance this habit and stands with APNS in their efforts to improve the propensity for Newspaper reading.
With this, I urge my fellow citizens to come forward and support the day with full enthusiasm , treating it as a national cause. I would also like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire country on our first National Newspaper Readership Day.”