Press Council Pakistan registrar denies media report
ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) registrar has contradicted a news item that appeared in a section of press in which it was stated that PCP has suggested establishment of special courts for the implementation of media ethics.
In a press statement issued on Tuesday, he clarified that national conference on ‘Media Ethics-Theory and Practices’ was held on June 28-29 in which more than 25 heads of mass media departments of various universities from all over the country, journalists, educationists, civil society representatives and diplomats participated. The participants made more than 42 recommendations on different issues, which would be placed before the council. He said that no such suggestion for the establishment of special courts was made and discussed at the conference.
He added that PCP did not believe in the establishment of any special courts. “PCP, which has representation of all stake holders, including APNS, CPNE, PFUJ, members of parliament, educationists and bar councils, is a competent forum to look into the violation of media ethics,” he concluded.