ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday announced forming a new media regulatory authority to look after the electronic, print and social media simultaneously.
Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, Hussain said Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) would be constituted after consultations with media persons.
He said Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and Press Council of Pakistan will be merged, adding that the merger would help save national resources.
Commenting on the oppositions’ boycott of Senate proceedings, he said it was a ‘non-serious act as millions of rupees from national exchequer are being spent on proceedings of the house.’
Hussain said that keeping in mind the importance of the Parliament, Prime Minister Imran Khan attended its first session after assuming office.
He said that the PTV-National would be converted to the PTV Politics which would give live coverage of proceedings of the Parliament, provincial assemblies and standing committees.
Through live coverage, the masses would see themselves what their public representatives were doing in the elected houses, he remarked.
He said that the PTI government has imposed ban on advertisement campaigns which projects personalities.
He said a committee has been constituted for formulation of official advertisements policy to avoid such wastage of national wealth in future.—APP