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Cabinet approved bills about journalists’ protection, forced disappearances

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has said that the federal cabinet approved two bills for the protection of journalists and media workers and making forced disappearances in the country a criminal offence.

In a Twitter message, Mazari said “Today cabinet approved the Protection of Journalists & Media Professionals bill & the Forced or Involuntary Disappearance (Criminal Law Amendment) bill.”

Shireen Mazari said that the bills will now be tabled in the National Assembly during its next session.

The minister in her tweet added that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delivers on commitments and thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan’s support for both bills.

Since no federal cabinet meeting was held on Thursday, the approval of the bills is understood to have been obtained through circular notification.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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