September 15, 2021
ISLAMABAD—American diplomats visited the National Press Club (NPC) on Tuesday and interacted with journalists.
The journalists briefed them on press freedom in the country regarding the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) and media restrictions.
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), all media organizations and associations, opposition parties, lawyers, civil society members, and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) have rejected PMDA.
US Embassy spokesperson Ms. Heather Eaton, Monica Pons, and Shehla Rizwan from USAID were visitors to the club. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar, Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi, National Press Club President Shakeel Anjum, Joint Action Committee Chairman Afzal Butt, analyst Mazhar Abbas, television presenters Hamid Mir, Tariq Chaudhry, and others attended the interaction.
Shahzada Zulfiqar and senior journalists gave a detailed briefing on the media situation in the country, restrictions, and other media issues.
The Nation, April 14, 2019
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