Radio Pakistan, PTV unbiased: Zafar

Says state media is providing ample opportunities to country’s political parties to present their future programmes


APP July 22, 2018
PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Barrister Syed Ali Zafar on Saturday said that Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television have been instructed to provide equal time to all political parties to freely present their manifestos, programmes and agenda on national medium. Responding to a commenced motion in Senate, he said state media is providing ample opportunities to country’s political parties to present their future programmes. Categorically rejecting the allegations levelled against state media, he said that the government did not believe in censorship and articles 19 and 19A were being religiously followed. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and state media has been granted complete independence by the interim government.  

Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2018.

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