Image of Liaba Khan with Chaudhry Ahsan Premee Chief Editor of Associated Press Service,Islamabad,Pakistan on 26-06-19
Associated Press Service
Journalism is what maintains democracy. It’s the force for progressive social change.Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Liaaba Khan expressed her views in an interview with Associated Press Service. She said that if we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.She further said that corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs. Liaaba Khan said that Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.