It is of immense satisfaction that the government approved empanelment of 99 fresh newspapers and periodicals for advertisement support on the recommendations of the Empanelment Committee in terms of Clause-2 of the Advertisement Policy-2016 and on the approval of the Minister for Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali. These news outlets had been waiting for the empanelment for the last 6 years and had pinned hope on the PDP-led government to do the needful. A vibrant and free press is critical to sustaining the rule of law. Along with free speech, a free press is indispensable for people to be informed and to participate in a democracy. The transparency that journalism brings to events makes government work better and decreases the risk of corruption and ultimately makes the nation safer. Apart from making press strong and vibrant, the its freedom is also important not just to protect reporters and the news media but to protect our rights to have access to the information we need to make decisions about our government.