Senate Committee to discuss matter of restrictions on print, electronic media

Senate Committee for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Tuesday here discussed the matter regarding media concerns over restrictions being imposed on print and electronic media, referred by the House on July 12.

Senator Faisal Javed chaired the committee meeting attended by Senator Moula Bux Chandio and Senator Rubina Khalid.

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The Senators heard the viewpoint of President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Afzal Butt and President Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) Mubarak Zeb Khan about their concerns over the issue of censorship being faced by the electronic and print media.

Mubarak Zeb told the committee that the distribution of Dawn newspaper was disrupted in certain areas and the committee should pass orders to rectify the situation. Secretary Information Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera told that the Ministry of Information did not take any step that could result in restrictions on the media. He said Pakistan Television was giving fair and equal coverage to all political parties.

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