ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader of National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has decided to form a committee of joint opposition against Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA).
As per details, a high level meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chaired by party president Shehbaz Sharif was held over PMDA and it was decided to oppose the proposed bill at every forum including parliament.
It was also decided that committee consisting of leaders of opposition parties will look into legal and other aspects of the bill and will give recommendations for a strategy.
Shehbaz Sharif, while informing the participants of the meeting about his meeting with media persons, said that all organizations of journalists have rejected the PMDA as relevant stakeholders were neither contacted nor government sought their recommendations.
صدر پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) و قائدِ حزب اختلاف شہبازشریف کا پاکستان میڈیا ڈویلپمنٹ اتھارٹی سے متعلق پارٹی کا اہم مشاورتی اجلاس— President PMLN (@president_pmln) September 1, 2021
پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کا بطورِ جماعت پارلیمنٹ سمیت ہر فورم پر پاکستان میڈیا ڈویلپمنٹ اتھارٹی کو روکنے کا فیصلہ
PML-N president further said that government is not legislating to make improvements but instead PTI wants to bring media under its control. Every possible step will be taken to protect freedom of expression which is also guaranteed by the constitution, he added.