ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs Babar Awan has said that PPP government firmly believes in freedom of media and assured media persons that government would not formulate any law to gage media. He expressed these views while talking to newly elected office-bearers of National Press Club here at clubs premises on Monday. He greeted the newly elected office-bearers and assured them all help on part of government. On the occasion, Babar Awan regretted that the countrys affairs had been run without any constitution for well over 33 years and added that it was the singular credit of PPP which had not only drafted interim constitution within a short span of one and a half years but also managed its passage from the Parliament within one year time on April 12, 1973. Babar Awan said that PPP had braved four Marshal Laws but no dictator succeeded in suppressing them and the coercive tactics to intimidate PPP had failed as PPP leadership had laid down their lives for the supremacy of the democratic system in the country. He said that whenever PPP came into power it had raised the voice for the rights of the poor people and worked for the promotion of reconciliation and harmony among the provinces. Babar Awan said that PPP had also voiced for the rights of people of Balochistan while President Asif Ali Zardari had constituted a committee for the rights of Balochistan before stepping into the office of President. He said that Pakistan has to take loan from US and China due to the global economic recession but even in these difficult times when the economic condition of the country was under tremendous pressure government had launched Benazir Income Support Programme for the welfare of the poor and destitute segments of society, he added. He added that it was for the first time that ruling government was facing courts for the accountability and termed it a record in the recorded history of the world where members of the ruling party present themselves for the accountability. He said that government had appointed Leader of Opposition as the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee and wished that upcoming government would also repeat the same measures. He assured all support to media in its smooth functioning and said that if media bodies require the government was ready to do legislation to give further cover to media freedom. Babar Awan also announced aid of Rs 100,000 for the National Press Club.