Special Media Tribunals: PTI government takes unprecedented step for media industry across Pakistan

Special Media Tribunals: PTI government takes unprecedented step for media industry across Pakistan
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*ISLAMABAD: **Special Media Tribunals will be established across Pakistan as PTI government takes unprecedented step for media industry across Pakistan.*

*The special Media tribunals will replace the existing PEMRA complaint cells.*

*The Federal Cabinet has decided to set up Special Media Tribunals to resolve issues relating to the Media industry and stakeholders.*

This was stated in a news briefing by Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan in Islamabad on Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported.

She said the media tribunals will replace Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) Council of complaints to resolve issues pertaining to media and other stakeholders.

The Special Assistant said the tribunals will decide a matter within 90 days. She said a bill in this regard will be tabled in the National Assembly.

SAPM Awan said that the higher judiciary will patronize these tribunals.

“All pending cases with PEMRA will be referred to the media tribunals.”

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