ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the incumbent government intends to amend Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules.
While speaking in a meeting of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Wednesday, she said that consultations are underway with the Joint Action Committee on the amendment regarding PEMRA rules.
Marriyum Aurangzeb assured the Committee that all stakeholders will be taken on board in this regard.
مسلم لیگ (ن) ہمیشہ آزاد میڈیا پر یقین رکھتی ہے۔سابق دور میں اظہار رائے کی آزادی پر قدغنیں لگائی گئیں۔۔وفاقی وزیر اطلاعات مریم اورنگزیب@Marriyum_A pic.twitter.com/mkccrp9TDY
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The information minister said that laws are being introduced regarding workers’ salaries and contracts in media houses.
The minister said that the government believes in freedom of the press and freedom of expression. She said that journalists were abducted and tortured in past but no such incident has so far taken place in the coalition government.