Tuesday , March 31 2020

Cabinet approves merger of all media regulatory bodies

Islamabad: The federal cabinet approved the constitution of the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that sees the merging of all regulatory bodies, including the print and electronic media.

In another meeting that was also attended by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, the government approved new Visa policies under which it was decided that 60 countries would be granted Visa on arrival at the Pakistani airports.

This step is huge in promoting the tourism industry in Pakistan.

While talking about the tragic Sahiwal encounter where three family members were killed in police operation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to come up with the new policies regarding Punjab police and said that it will be shifted to the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police.

Since PMRA is formed, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) would be united into the new organisation.

During a media talk, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry mentioned that not only the electronic media, but also print and “cyber media” would come under the banner of PMRA

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