on the other hand, the federal cabinet has announced to set up Special Media Tribunals to resolve issues relating to Media industry and stakeholders.
This was stated in a media briefing by Special Assistant to PM on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday after the federal cabinet meeting.
Firdous Ashiq Awan 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.
Tribunals would decide a matter within 90 days
The special assistant said the tribunals would decide a matter within 90 days. She said a bill in this regard will be tabled in the National Assembly. She also said that the higher judiciary will patronize these tribunals.
Pending cases with PEMRA to be referred to media tribunals
Firdous Ashiq said all the pending cases with PEMRA
will be referred to media tribunals. She said Prime Minister Imran Khan and the government believe in facilitation and empowerment of media.
She said establishment of media tribunals is an attempt to introduce best practices, norms and code of conduct of the democratic societies of the world.