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Members, ToRs for media laws review task force finalized

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and Heritage on Monday finalised members’ names and terms of reference (ToRs) for Media Laws Review Task Force which would comprehensively review all existing laws, rules and regulations related to media at the federal, provincial and local levels. It was decided during the 9th meeting of […]

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Govt forms task force to review media laws

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ISLAMABAD: A nine-member “Media Laws Review Task Force” has been established to conduct a comprehensive review of all the existing media laws, rules and regulations at the federal, provincial and local levels, Information Secretary Dr Nazeer Saeed said on Tuesday. Briefing a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and broadcasting, presided over […]

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Media In The Spotlight

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By: ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA THE two-member media commission’s recommendation for consultations on the review of all media laws and codes could not have been more timely. The fact is that lately a lot of concern has been expressed vocally by discerning observers about the damage the media is inflicting on our society. Any forum, which is […]

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SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

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By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

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Punjab governor’s go-slow delays important media freedom law

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ISLAMABAD: The Governor Punjab did not promulgate the proposed Punjab Freedom of Information Ordinance 2013 though caretaker CM Najam Sethi wanted him to do it. The governor has left it for the new elected government to consider. The entire work on Punjab Freedom of Information Bill 2013 was done by Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s government and […]

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Media power and responsibility

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By: Shamshad Ahmad In an unlettered society where one rarely comes across people genuinely into writing or reading and where books are sold not by content but by weight as a waste paper commodity and where book stores are disappearing fast getting converted into video shops or burger stands, the arrival of every single new […]

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