Notification of press registration rules withdrawn -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Notification of press registration rules withdrawn

ISLAMABAD: A notification of press registration rules issued on Saturday has been withdrawn on the instructions of Information Minister Sherry Rehman, a spokesman of the ministry said on Sunday.

He said the ordinance was promulgated in 2002 and the rules had been framed subsequently to implement its provisions.

“Sherry Rehman has said that no rules will be framed without consultation of relevant stakeholders like the CPNE, who will be meeting with her early this week,” the spokesman said in a statement, adding that the PPP-led government “does not believe in putting any restrictions on print and electronic media”.

“The ministry is making endeavours to create a media-friendly atmosphere and all its steps are focused on creating a free and cordial environment,” he said.

Source: Daily Times

Date:1/12/2009