Pemra directed to ensure balanced, unbiased poll coverage
Federal Information Minister Arif Nizami has directed the Pakistan Electronics Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure balanced and unbiased coverage of general elections in the electronic media in the light of the Supreme Court and Election Commission directives.
He was chairing a meeting of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority in Islamabad on Thursday. The minister said caretaker government will take all possible steps for ensuring free‚ fair and transparent elections. Arif Nizami also called for revision of policy regarding issuance of licenses for new radio and TV channels. Earlier‚ the minister was given a detailed briefing on Pemra’s working and its role in regulating electronic media. The minister was informed that a meeting was held in Election Commission to ensure balanced and fair coverage of elections‚ and a special cell for this purpose has been set up.
Source: Business Recorder