NA passes resolution condemning Imran Khan for maligning state institutions

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning a malicious campaign against the state institutions of National Security.

The resolution, moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbasi, said national institutions are guarantor of country’s security and sovereignty.

The House also passed another resolution to establish a task force under MNA Dr. Ramesh Kumar about implementation of Supreme Court decisions regarding minorities’ rights.

Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the general public can lodge their complaints on the toll free number 0800-73672 regarding violation of code and conduct on electronic media.

Responding to a question during Question Hour in the National Assembly, she said Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has established an effective mechanism to check code of conduct on T.V and Radio broadcast. She said all PEMRA licensees are obliged to comply with the PEMRA laws in letter and spirit.  She said a council of complaints has been established at each provincial headquarters to resolve the grievances of the public about any aspect of content being aired on private electronic media.  She said the general public can also send complaints to PEMRA regional offices and headquarters.

The Minister said surprise visits are also conducted by the PEMRA field teams to ascertain violations committed by cable T.V operators across the country. She said no license fee is authorized to broadcast any live programme unless there is an effective delaying mechanism put in place in order to ensure effective monitoring and editorial control in conformity with this code.  She said the PEMRA has also issued guidelines for dramas, morning shows and Ramzan transmission.

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