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Opp should work above party lines to understand spirit of Pakistan Media Development Authority bill: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that it is first time in the history of Pakistan that all the stakeholders along with the legislative bodies are extensively being consulted prior to the official passing of the bill on proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA). While briefing the Senate Standing […]

No final draft of Pakistan Media Development Authority, no ord being promulgated: Farrukh

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Wednesday said the government had held a wide ranging consultation process with stakeholders on proposed bill of Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) to move forward. Briefing a sub-committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on PMDA framework, he said […]

Media representatives expresses concern over Pakistan Media Development Authority

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ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Media representatives showed their opposition to the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), as the proposed body and government came under sharp criticism during a meeting of the National Assembly’s sub-committee on information and broadcasting. The meeting was organised with PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb, while representatives from the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and […]

Struggle against ‘anti-media body’ will continue, announces Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shahzada Zulfiqar Tuesday said their struggle against the “anti-media body” wo;; continue, The News reported. Addressing a press conference along with other PFUJ leaders at the National Press Club, Shahzada Zulfiqar demanded the government to take notice against […]

Awareness about Right to Information Act highlighted

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LAHORE: Secretary Information & Culture Punjab Raja Jahangir Anwar has said that the access to information about matters of public importance is the fundamental right of the citizens; he said this while addressing a seminar regarding the awareness about the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 at Al-Hamra on Wednesday. He said the […]

Government, media bodies agree to form Joint Action Committee on PMDA, other issues

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and representatives of media bodies Wednesday formed a Joint Action Committee (JAC) to discuss issues such as fake news on social media, rights of media workers and further improvement of laws and regulatory framework. To this effect, representatives of PBA, APNS, CPNE and PFUJ and AEMEND called on […]

Asad Umar stresses need for system to counter fake news

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ISLAMABAD:  Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday said that “fake news is spreading [in the country] on a day to day basis,” therefore, a system to keep a check on that is necessary.” The minister was speaking in reference to the PTI-led government’s proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) […]