Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of PTV Parliament channel here, she said people would watch the channel and become aware of the issues raised by members of parliament from their constituencies and see broadcasts of passage of budget and finance bill and meetings of standing committees.
Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Faisal Javed and Secretary Information Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera pressed a button to formally launch the PTV Parliament Channel.
The minister said the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq gave her a number of opportunities to work, whereas those members who become parliamentarians for the first time get rare chance.
She said the launch of the channel was a welcoming step, adding the content of programmes for the channel would be prepared with the assistance of Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS).
She thanked the entire team of Pakistan Television for completing the project and appreciated National Assembly and Senate for extending full cooperation in this connection.
Marriyum said when she came to Parliament she started to understand the actual work done by the Parliament.
“This is first phase of the Parliament Channel and in future, it will become a full fledged channel and the next Parliament will have its role to improve its working.”
The minister expressed hope that the channel would be fully able to inform people about the role and functioning of the Parliament.
Secretary Information Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera said it was a big day as the channel would be a step towards further strengthening of democracy.
He said people should have information as to how state broadcaster Pakistan Television was performing while spending money of taxpayers, adding Chairman Senate and Speaker National Assembly helped the government in launching the new channel.