PTI government to establish a new media regulatory authority: Minister

The government has decided to abolish the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and establish a new institution to look after media affairs, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday.

The information ministry has prepared a draft and it has been sent to all the stakeholders for their recommendations, Radio Pakistan reported.

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The government will regulate all the mediums of media, and no one will be able to defame anyone, the information minister told members of a Senate Standing Committee.

Senator Faisal Javed, the chairperson of the standing committee, said that the government will not allow anyone to silence the media.

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