PTI government rejects reports of media ordinance

PTI government rejects reports of media ordinance

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf government is committed to protect rights of the media workers and would not compromise on it.

He was interacting with media persons after meeting representatives of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors in Lahore.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain strongly rejected the news item carried out by some section of media that government is mulling an ordinance aimed at curbing the voice of the media.

The Information Minister said no media bill will be introduced without consulting political parties and the stakeholders including the journalist bodies and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said during the meeting with the CPNE representatives, it was agreed that there is need to change the existing framework for the media industry, besides framing new media regulations to improve its working.