PBA team discusses media issues with NAB chairman
ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry told a delegation of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) that no compromise would be made towards anything that would affect the image of the country or violated laws of the land.
A high-powered delegation comprising senior office-bearers of the PBA called on Qamar Zaman Chaudhry here on Tuesday. The delegation headed by PBA Chairman Mian Aamer Mehmood comprised Mir Ibrahim Rahman, Sultan Lakhani, Shakeel Masud Hussain and Tahir A Khan.
The delegation raised its concerns regarding the progress into the Axact scandal and said some media channels were being funded through dubious, untaxed and unverified money from abroad.
During the meeting, matters related to media industry, role of media towards safeguarding national and security interests, issues of national importance and the Axact case were discussed during the meeting.
Talking to the delegation, NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry asked the media heads to play their role and utilise the immense power of media to further national interests, safeguard their social and religious values and prove itself as a bulwark against the tide of corruption and malpractices.
He said that no compromise would be made towards anything that would affect the image of the country or violated laws of the land. He said efforts were underway to ensure that independent media progresses and prospers in an open and transparent manner.