JournalismPakistan.com September 03, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Wednesday expressed displeasure over the new code of conduct for electronic media and asked the information ministry why the draft it prepared was not taken into consideration.
Pakistan Today reported that the committee, headed by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, which met at the Parliament House and directed the Information Ministry to inform the Supreme Court about facts related to the media code announced by the government.
The Senate body was told that the code of conduct was issued and approved by the federal government and was prepared by a committee set up by the prime minister.The committee insisted that its draft, which was prepared after consultation with all stakeholders, should have been considered and adopted, the paper reported.
The committee criticized PEMRA for not exercising its authority to regulate TV channels and their content and for not ensuring implementation of rules and regulations.
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