PPP committed to press freedom, says Bilawal

Media body discusses with PPP chairman PECA tweaks

News Desk February 26, 2022

Office-bearers of the Joint Action Committee of Pakistan’s media met with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to share their concerns about the draconian laws being promulgated by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to gag social, electronic and other media through the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) and other laws that severely curb the fundamental right to freedom of expression of all citizens in the country.

The PPP chairman assured the delegation that his party would stand by its manifesto commitment to the freedom of the press in all forms and content, and directed the PPP team to challenge the laws in the courts as well as all forums of political, parliamentary and social expression.

Bilawal also assured the JAC of his own unwavering support as well as the party’s complete solidarity in the joint endeavour to fight for the inalienable fundamental, constitutional and democratic rights of the people of Pakistan.

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The members of the delegation included senior representatives of the CPNE, APNS, AEMEND and PBA.

Those who attended the meeting included Sarmad Ali, Nazafreen Saigol, Dr Jabbar Khattak, Taher A Khan, Shakeel Masud, Shahab Zuberi, Athar Qazi, Zahid Mazhar, Ijazul Haque, Amir Mehmood, Hafiz Tariq, and Shahab Mahmoud. PPP leaders Sherry Rehman, Shazia Marri and Faisal Karim Kundi were also present.


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